Home Maintenance is an important part of owning a home! Owning a home is rewarding and exhausting all at the same time! When Garrett and I first got married, we rented for the first year and then decided that it was time to purchase our first home.
This post is sponsored by HomeZada. All opinions are my own.
Purchasing a home was a stressful process but we made it thanks to a fantastic realtor and team. Since then, we’ve sold that house (after MANY remodeling projects) and then purchased our current home. This house is one that we plan to stay in for a long time.
When you own a house, there are several maintenance tasks that you need to do on a regular basis in order to keep your house in tip top shape. Sometimes these tasks can slip through the cracks and be easily forgotten.
5 Home Maintenance Tasks To Do Today!
When it comes to home maintenance, many of them can be done by you! These tasks are simple yet vital to maintaining your home.
Task #1: Clean Your Dryer Vents
This may seem like a simple task, but take some time to clean them out thoroughly. In our previous home, the dryer wasn’t heating properly. Thankfully my Dad was able to come over and the culprit was NOT the heating element or any other part of the dryer. It was simply that the previous owners had not emptied the dryer vent on a regular basis and the entire back of the dryer was full of lint. That could’ve caused a fire!
Task #2: Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
I like to do this when I change my clocks for daylight savings time 2 times a year. It is really important to having working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to keep your family safe and healthy. When you change them, be sure to go over the fire safety plan and ensure that your fire extinguisher is in an easy to access location!
Task #3: Change Your Air Filters
Our air filters need to be changed about every 2-4 months. This not only keeps the HVAC unit running smoothly and efficiently, but it cleans the air that you and your family breathe. We check them usually every month to make sure they aren’t extra dirty.
Task #4: Clean Out Your Gutters
Preferably at the end of each season, clean your gutters out. This is important to ensure that the water and other precipitation drains properly. You can also take a look at your shingles to ensure that they’re in tip top shape!
Task #5: Change Water Filters
Changing the water filter in your refrigerator is super easy and inexpensive. Your owner’s manual will have the part number that you need and instructions on how to change it. It is one of the simplest tasks to ensure that you and your family have clean drinking water.
It is REALLY easy to forget to do these home tasks, though! HomeZada comes in to help with reminders and more for your home.
As a homeowner, I need reminders on when these tasks need to be done on a regular basis. HomeZada helps keep me organized, gives me tips to increase the value of my home and saves me money!
What is HomeZada?
HomeZada is an app that uses data to manage your home for insurance, maintenance, remodeling, and financial purpose.
Home Maintenance Schedule
Based on the information you enter, HomeZada creates a home maintenance schedule. They will then send alerts and reminders of important tasks that need to be done in order to keep your appliances, and other items in your home running smoothly.
Home Value & Mortgage Details
Want to know how close you are to paying off your home? This app shows me the value of my home and details about my mortgage too, all in one place!
Make a list of everything you have in your home! This will help you to compare the value of these items with your insurance policy. You need to make sure that you have everything covered. With HomeZada, they will help you ensure that your coverage is adequate.
Home Improvement Planning & Budgeting
We just put a new porch on our house and we LOVE it! In the HomeZada app, I can plan, budget and research product and brand recommendations. While the project is underway, I can add costs, receipts, and more. This will help me stay on budget, see where my costs went over and then tell me the value of my home with this addition – a great way to be organized!
Time & Money Saver
This app has quickly become a favorite app on my phone! This app is just $59 a year and you will love it just as much as we do!