Today's building products have eliminated much of the time-consuming and tedious work involved in home maintenance. However, no home is maintenance-free, and it is the responsibility of each homeowner to ensure that they are caring for their home and protecting its warranty.
Regular Maintenance is the Key
Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices are the best way to protect your investment in your home. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it is important to get into the habit of doing them. Establish a routine for yourself, and you will find the work is easy to accomplish and not very time-consuming. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common ― and costly ― problems, before they occur. The Midhaven Homes Homeowners manual and seasonal checklist provided have lots of useful tips to help you with home maintenance, and for controlling the moisture in your new home.
Seasonal Home Maintenance
Most home maintenance activities are seasonal. Fall is the time to get your home ready for the coming winter, which can be the most grueling season for your home. During winter months, it is important to follow routine maintenance procedures, by checking your home carefully for any problems that may arise and taking corrective action as soon as possible. Spring is the time to assess winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months. Over the summer, there are a number of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks to look after, such as repairing walkways and steps, painting and checking your chimney and roof.
If you do not feel comfortable performing some of the home maintenance tasks listed on the Seasonal Checklist or do not have the necessary equipment, for example a ladder, you may want to consider hiring a qualified handyperson to help you.