Why You Should Make Home Maintenance A Priority
Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Everyone wants a happy and healthy home, am I right?
Home maintenance is such an essential and vital element of being a homeowner. Almost daily, we witness what happens when home maintenance isn’t a priority.
I’m here to tell you that we completely understand. So often, homeowners either don’t have the knowledge to do the maintenance themselves, don’t have the time as they are busy professionals, or other everyday life occurrences end up taking precedence over home maintenance.
It’s most troubling seeing elderly homeowners who aren’t able to keep up with it due to health reasons and end up having to leave their homes for assisted living sooner than they anticipated.
Not taking the time to do regular home maintenance leads to costly repairs down the road.
This is why we created Stearns Home-Care, an annual home maintenance subscription.
We want to help you prevent the unnecessary expense and inconvenience that comes from lack of maintenance. So, what exactly encompasses home maintenance? Your initial thoughts may be yard work or deep cleaning, but it’s much more.
Here are just some of the tasks included in our home maintenance program:
Gutter cleaning: If they aren’t cleaned, it can cause water to pool and damage your roof.
Caulking repair: This prevents moisture from going where it shouldn’t and creating mold and mildew.
Grout repair: Same preventative as caulking repair.
Flushing water heater: They accumulate sediment over time which decreases the efficiency and life expectancy.
Inspecting drywall: Alerts to hidden issues such as water leaks or foundation shifting.
Repair weather stripping: Prevent a high utility bill, unwanted moisture, or bugs entering the home.
The above mentioned are just a select few things that are often left forgotten or overlooked.
Now, ponder this when considering why home maintenance should move to the top of your priority list!
It’s your most expensive asset: Just as you maintain your car, you must do the same with your home.
It adds value to your home: If you decide to sell, prospective buyers will be interested in knowing the home is well taken care of.
Your home is your refuge: With our homes now becoming multifunctional places (working from home), we need to make sure that everything is in order.
It prevents costly repairs down the road: If you’re not investing in the maintenance of your home or following a house maintenance schedule, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when things start to go wrong, break or shut down and the daily to-do’s of the whole family is impacted.