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Once you become a homeowner, you quickly learn that you need to do regular maintenance to keep everything in good condition and working order in your home. 

To ensure the safety and functionality of your home and avoid costly home repairs, it is crucial to stay on top of home maintenance tasks. 

Here are 4 important home maintenance tasks that you should never neglect:

Clean Out Gutters

Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters. Ignoring your gutters can pose huge problems for your home that lead to costly repairs in the future. 

Clogged gutters can cause damage to your landscaping and foundations, roof, fascia, walls, doors and windows. It is essential to clean them at least twice a year if not more, depending on where you’re located and the environment around you. 

By clearing the debris in your gutters, you can help prevent water damage and keep your home in good condition.

Clean Your Dryer Vent Duct

When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? 

Lint build-up in dryer vent ductwork is a leading cause of house fires. There is also a chance that exhaust gases, that should be released outside through the dryer vent, could be getting backed up into your home through the clogged vent, causing an air quality risk for you and your family.

To clean your dryer vent, simply disconnect the duct from the back of the dryer and vacuum it out with a brush attachment. If the ductwork is extensive, you might need the help of a professional to clean it out.

Inspect Your Roof

Your roof is the most important part of your house for protecting everything else in it from the elements. If you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape and remains leak free, then regular inspections need to be performed. 

Check the roof for signs of loose or broken shingles, cracked or curling caulk or sealant, leaks and organic debris. If your inspection reveals problems then have it cleaned or repaired as needed. Keeping your roof in good shape will save you money in the long run.

Check Your Home’s Siding

Besides the roof, the siding is a prominent home feature that needs to be taken care of since they serve as your home’s front-line defense against elements such as harsh weather. 

Proper maintenance will help elongate the life of your siding and enhance the curb appeal, performance, and value of your property. Perform a visual inspection regularly, check for any damages, cracks, chipped pain, extreme fading of color, split panels depending on the siding materials.

Repair, repaint and seal when necessary. Also, clean your siding to eliminate the buildup of grime, mildew, and dirt.

Thank you for reading! We hope that this blog post will help you. If you need help with any of these projects, Cransten can help you with all of these! Of course, any others we did not mention in this article, thus, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We will be more than happy to help.

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