What routine home maintenance should be done each year?

What routine home maintenance should be done each year?

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the task of regular maintenance. Most of caring for your home is a matter of keeping things clean and free of corroding dust and grime. Read the label on the cleaning product to make sure it is safe for the surface you are cleaning.

Add these often-neglected areas to your calendar to save yourself from major repairs:

Have your heating and air conditioning unit inspected annually and also replace your air filters at least once a year. Inspect the chimney every two years (if you have one). Change the batteries on your smoke alarms twice per year (easy to remember when daylight savings time changes).

Watch for needed repair to siding or trim. Check rain gutters each month and keep them clean by removing leaves and other debris. Apply weather stripping to windows and doors as air leaks develop. Touch up paint on both inside and outside walls to keep your home fresh and beautiful.

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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.