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5 Home Maintenance Tips for the New Year

Posted by Andrew Balfour on Jan 3, 2022 4:24:00 PM

A new year is a great time to start fresh. During this period of renewal and planning, make sure you spend a little time thinking about home maintenance. Take better care of your home in the new year, and it will take better care of you in return. With that in mind, here are some helpful home maintenance tips to consider for 2022.

1. Check Your Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping is the material placed along the edges of doors and windows, allowing them to fit more tightly into their frames. It is meant to keep both air and water from seeping in. Unfortunately, weatherstripping becomes worn and damaged quite easily, and then it stops doing its job.

Replacing torn or damaged weatherstripping is not difficult, but first you have to know there's a problem. In the new year, get into the habit of checking over your weatherstripping seasonally so you can replace it ASAP if needed. This one tip will improve your efficiency and prevent water damage.

2. Power Wash Your Exterior

A power washer is one tool that can work wonders when it comes to maintaining the exterior of your home and your landscaping. You can power wash your siding, your concrete patio, the base of your foundation, the driveway, and even some fences.

Dedicate yourself to annual power washing session, and your home will get in instant facelift.

3. Have Your HVAC Equipment Serviced

So often, homeowners wait to call their HVAC company until something goes wrong. It's far better to have regular maintenance performed on your equipment to prevent problems in the first place. In 2022, make plans to have an HVAC contractor come maintain your heater and air conditioner. They can clean burners and condensers, check for any loose or damaged parts, and lubricate moving pieces to reduce wear and tear.

4. Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters protects so many different parts and pieces of your home, including your landscaping, foundation, siding, and roof. Most homeowners need to clean their gutters twice a year: once in the spring and again in the fall. 

If you're not comfortable climbing up on a ladder, hire a gutter cleaning service to come perform this maintenance for you in 2022. It will save you money in the long run.

5. Mark Smoke Detector Checks on Your Calendar

You should be checking your smoke detectors and CO detectors every month, but if you're like most people, you don't always remember. One of the best home maintenance tips for 2022 is to write reminders to check the smoke detectors on your calendar for the whole year. This way, you're more likely to remember this very important safety maintenance.

With these home maintenance tips, you'll take better care of your home in 2022. If you need help with maintenance, contact Hassle Free Home Services. We offer monthly and quarterly service plans to suit your unique needs. 

Topics: Seasonal Home Maintenance, Home Maintenance Projects, Winter Home Maintenance, home maintenance plan

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