Tips To Keep Your Home in Top Shape

Take a good look beneath your sink, above your roof and in other key spots in-between. According to the certified repair technicians at TotalProtect® Home Warranty, there are many preventive home checkups you can do now that identify potential problem spots…before they cost you a bundle later. 

On the Outside
Check that your gutters are in proper working order. Clean gutters work best, so look for foliage build-up, especially if you have tall trees hanging over your roof. 
The roof is another area that needs your attention during a seasonal home maintenance checkup. TotalProtect home warranty technicians recommend that you inspect your ceiling for wet spots. If you have an older home, it may even be wise to hire a licensed professional so they can look for wear and tear or see if shingles are cracking or curling. 
For the Inside
TotalProtect suggests the first interior areas to inspect are your windows and doors. Check for any leaks and drafts, as those are costing you wasted energy every month. Look for cracked paint too: this can be a sign that water is getting in. Seal all open areas to keep water out and prevent mold growth. 
Help keep moisture and humidity from building inside your home during warmer months by turning on your air conditioning. According to TotalProtect technicians, too much humidity can lead to foundation damage. 
Don't forget the plumbing! Look carefully for leaking faucets, sweating pipes and clogged drains. Check for any dampness on the floor beneath appliances like your washing machine…and remember to inspect the water heater closely for any signs of corrosion.
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The information in this article is intended to provide guidance on the proper maintenance and care of systems and appliances in the home. Not all of the topics mentioned are covered by our home warranty or maintenance plans. Please review your home warranty contract carefully to understand your coverage.