Top 5 Overlooked Home Maintenance Tasks

Top 5 Overlooked Home Maintenance Tasks

How many of these home maintenance tasks do you do?

Ah, the joys of owning a home. Between working full time and taking care of your family, it can be easy to overlook home maintenance task — but failing to maintain your home can lead to unwanted (and expensive!) consequences. Check out the top five home maintenance tasks that are commonly overlooked, but extremely important when it comes to safety and comfort.

1. Sump Pump Maintenance

Sump what? A sump pump is an incredibly important device for those that live in areas prone to rain and flooding (ahem, lots of areas in the Sunshine State). These devices work to pull dirty water out of your home, making them very susceptible to clogs. While not every home has a sump pump, if you do, it should be cleaned after every use to prevent clogs that could result in serious water damage near the foundation of your home.

2. Routine Roof Inspections

Maintaining your roof is no easy task, but doing so is in your best interest. While modern roofs installed by experienced roofers typically last 20 to 30 years, that does guarantee immunity from damage. Just as with a sump pump, even seemingly tiny issues with your roof can cause extensive, expensive water damage. We recommend having your roof carefully inspected for damage at least twice a year and after every major storm.

3. Air Duct Cleaning

All of the air that comes from your air conditioning and heating system moves through a series of ducts before being dispersed throughout the rooms of your home. Like all other surfaces of your home, if left neglected, the ductwork can accumulate serious mold, mildew, dander and other not-so-pleasant contaminants. The solution? Air duct cleaning services. Not only will having your ductwork professionally cleaned help you get rid of these contaminants, but it will improve the air quality within your home too. Win-win.

4. Duct Sealing

Speaking of ductwork, add duct sealing to your spring clean to-dos. Even the most well-maintained ductwork can benefit from a professional sealing. Over time, ductwork can separate, acquire holes and the like. The result? Rising energy bills, decreased indoor comfort, unmanageable dust and breathing or allergy issues. Having your ductwork professionally sealed is a quick and easy way to avoid the negative effects of leaky ductwork.

5. Have Your Maintenance Checklist Ready? Add AC Maintenance From the Professionals at A Plus Air Conditioning!

Regular preventive AC maintenance is one of the most important projects that homeowners overlook. But failing to maintain your home comfort system can result in decreased comfort and increased energy bills — not to mention, it can be extreme stress your system, shortening the lifespan of your investment.

Fortunately, we make maintaining your air conditioning system easier than ever. Join our Comfort Club Maintenance Program and for a low cost you will get two annual maintenance inspections with a complete system checkup. Better yet, you’ll get priority scheduling. Learn the details of our program by visiting A Plus Air Conditioning or contact us at (352) 374-4988 to join today!

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