Top 5 Maintenance Tips to Save You Time and Money
With colder weather comes the opportunity to work on maintenance for your home. Save time and money with home repairs or maintenance issues that can be avoided with a little tender loving care.
Cleaning the Gutters
Gutters may be the last thing you think about, and clearing them out may not seem like
a lot of fun but, keeping them clear of debris that has accumulated all year can help you
avoid those costly repairs to your roof, interior, and exterior. By not keeping them clear,
you may face interior flooding or exterior damage.
Check Your Weatherstripping
Maintaining weatherstripping around your doors and windows can save a lot of utility
bills and keep the drafts at bay when those temperatures drop even more during the
winter. This is an easy DIY project as you can find rolls of weatherstripping at the local
Winterize Your Outside Faucets
Checking for drips in your exterior faucets is only one item to do when it comes to
preventative maintenance. Now is also the time to purchase faucet covers in case of
Change Filters to Your HVAC System
Now is the time to replace those filters that have put in the extra work during the
summer months. Replacing the filter will help ensure your furnace is ready to handle the
warming temps inside the home to help it run efficiently.
Replace Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors
Finally, replace the batteries in smoke detectors throughout the home. Cooling
temperatures can cause batteries to drain faster. With all the cooking you may be doing
during the holiday season, now is the time to replace the batteries.
For more useful tips to help you maintain your home, reach out to Team Clancy anytime. We know what it takes to be a homeowner and want to help you maintain that investment.
If you are considering selling your home, we would love to help. We have more than 30 years experience selling homes in the SW Michigan/Richland area. We understand what it takes and can guide you through the process from preparing your home to SOLD!