1. Check for termites:
Termites are tiny insects that love to feed on wood from the inside, so if you see small piles of dark brown or sawdust-looking material on the ground in your home or in your yard, that may be an indication of termite infestation. You should have a professional exterminator come and check your home for termites to ensure that they don’t spread
2. Check for leaks:
Leaks are a sign that something is wrong with your home’s plumbing system; they are the reason why you see some of your appliances, such as your faucet, dripping and making those annoying noises. To find out if there's a leak in your plumbing, run a leak detector through different parts of your home in different areas to make sure that everything is working correctly.
3. Check the roof:
It’s easy to check your roof; if you notice any cracks, holes or signs that there’s a leak on your home, contact a professional to get it checked out and repaired.
4. Service the air conditioner/heater:
If you want to prevent problems with your air conditioner or heater from occurring in the future, ask a professional to service them regularly and make sure that the compressor is functioning properly and that the vents aren't blocked.
5. Check the doors, windows and locks:
Your doors and windows are the first line of defense against intruders and burglaries; it’s important to take good care of them for your safety and the safety of your family. Make sure that all locks are working properly and that they’re not damaged or broken. Replace broken or damaged door knobs for cabinet handles as soon as possible to make sure that you can quickly open your home if necessary.
6. Maintain your lawn mower/tractor:
Your lawn mower is an investment that can last for years; regular maintenance will help extend its life. Have your lawn mower serviced at least once a year by a professional to check for any problems with the blades and wheels, replace the blade if needed, and make sure that it’s in good working condition.
7. Check the foundation:
The foundation of your house is an important part of protecting it from damage and also from pests so that insects, rodents or other vermin cannot crawl into the walls and cause damage to your house. To check for cracks or bulging foundations, have a professional complete a home inspection.
8. Check the water heater:
Having a functional water heater is important for your home and family’s comfort, safety and convenience; it’s best to have one checked at least once every year by a professional. If the water heater is not working properly, you may notice that it doesn’t have heat or that it produces excessive steam.
9. Check the driveway:
A clean, well-maintained driveway can help prevent accidents from happening in your home or garage; keep it clear of debris, stones and other things that could muddle up wheels and cause accidents.