by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Home Maintenance

Becoming a homeowner is a big investment, so you want to make sure your home is in perfect condition for as long as possible. Performing a regular home maintenance checkup can be a real money saver.

And then, let’s put it his way: who doesn’t want a house with a beautiful trimmed lawn? Or with a sprinkler system that works ? What can be better than enjoying a warm summer evening on an insect-free patio?


A welcoming home is a home that is cared for. Make sure to perform home maintenance on your house at least once every season.

Don’t skip home maintenance

Besides the fact that it can save you a load of money in the long run, home maintenance can also save your life. You haven’t thought about it this way, have you?

But just take the example of smoke detectors. Changing their batteries two times a year will keep you safe from fire. It is when the power is shut off that fires are most likely to occur. A smoke detector without batteries and without direct access to a working power supply cannot detect smoke, can it?

Then, of course, there are the little things, like trimming the grass or cleaning your windows.

Case scenario: It’s a beautiful sunny day in August. You have guests coming over. The conversation is good, everybody seems to have a wonderful time. Until one of the guests makes a remark about the dirty windows. It doesn’t feel good, right? You know you cleaned them when Spring ended, but it’s already August…

How often should you perform home maintenance?

Every season there are a few home maintenance tasks you should go through.

In Spring:

  • Fertilize the lawn
  • Activate the sprinkler system
  • Clean out gutters

In Summer:

  • Water the plants during very dry periods
  • Spray the house for insects
  • Clean the dryer vent

In Autumn and Winter:

  • Shut down the sprinkler system
  • Shut off water feeds inside house to prevent lines from freezing
  • Check basement windows for loose frames or cracked panes

Download your complimentary Home Maintenance Checklist

Home maintenance should not be a weight on your shoulders. Taking care of your home can be fun! You can make it a family activity, or you can think of it as a way of recreation. Walking on the fresh cut grass with your barefoot can be really relaxing.

At Gialluisi Custom Homes, we understand home maintenance is sometimes daunting. This is why we put together this Complete Home Maintenance Checklist to help you keep track of things. One print will be enough for the entire year, and you can stick it on your fridge to make sure you’re on top of everything.

The Complete Home Maintenance Checklist contains all the maintenance tasks you have to perform each season, plus some very useful tips on how to integrate the checklist with your calendar.

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Don’t have time for home maintenance?

The team at Gialluisi Custom Homes can take over this task for you. Give us a call at 908-206-4659 or contact us here to get in touch with one of our team members.

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