Owning a home includes taking care of appliances, systems, and fixtures around the house. Scheduling regular maintenance is the best way to make sure issues are resolved before they become emergencies. Here is a list of important home maintenance services every homeowner should schedule.

Include these Home Maintenance Services

HVAC Inspection and Filter Cleaning

Homeowners should check HVAC filters monthly and either clean or replace them based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Change the filters in window air conditioning units and standalone humidifiers as well.

HVAC system inspection should be completed at least once every year, however, both spring and autumn checkups are best to allow time for maintenance before the heat or air conditioning system is needed. Regular air duct cleaning helps your system run most efficiently.

Tree Trimming

Trees and shrubs require trimming not just for aesthetics but also for safety reasons. Tree branches should not extend over roofs or power lines. Homeowners can be better neighbors by making sure that foliage crossing property lines doesn’t threaten another home.

Chimney Cleaning

If a home has a functioning fireplace or wood-burning stove, be sure to clean it before winter. Hire a professional chimney sweep to remove bird or insect nests and the creosote that builds up inside a chimney over time.

Home Maintenance Services Include Gutter Cleaning

Gutters become clogged with leaves and other debris throughout the year. Decomposing shingles can leave gritty granules in the guttering, too. When gutters back up, melting snow and rainwater cannot flow away from the home. This can cause water to seep into the home’s foundation, flood the basement, or damage building materials.

While some homeowners can clean their gutters themselves, limited mobility or lack of proper equipment may prevent some from tackling this task. In this case, hire a professional home maintenance service for gutter cleaning.

Power Washing

Using a pressure washer to remove dirt and debris will keep a home looking newer for longer. While homeowners can purchase or even rent a pressure washer, there are times when a simple garden hose will do. In the hands of an amateur, pressure washing may damage siding, decks, and masonry. Hire a professional company to handle this task.

Driveway Sealing is an Important Home Maintenance Service

The freeze-and-thaw cycle that happens every year leads to cracks in driveway pavement. Homeowners can extend the lifespans of their driveways by sealing the pavement to prevent rain and snow from leaking into cracks and making them larger.

If you’re unsure when it’s time to perform certain tasks, hire a professional to complete a home maintenance inspection. A home inspector will examine the home and give you a report detailing any maintenance and repair needs for your home.

Veterans First Home Inspections offers home maintenance inspections to the nation’s capital. Contact us to schedule our services.