Most Overlooked Areas With Seasonal Home Maintenance

The typical homeowner spends a lot of time and money on their home throughout the year, but they may overlook some or many things when it comes to seasonal maintenance. Though they will often fix broken appliances and regular household repairs when needed, other items might need attention. 

Let's go through some of the most overlooked areas in every season.

TIP: Remember to schedule pest control and treatment regularly to make sure you’ve got all areas covered.


These months can be great for your home if you don't heat with oil, wood, or gas. However, you might need to adjust for all the extra people coming into your house during this time of year, whether that means upgrading your AC unit or checking to make sure it's working correctly.

If your home doesn't have air conditioning, you must check for leaks or damp spots where moisture can gather. It's also a good idea to rethink doing any renovations, as the heat outside might be different than the heat inside—that will affect how everything dries out if you're replacing drywall or flooring.


If you live in an area where temperatures drop, it's time to prepare your home for the winter. Once again, you'll want to check all of your doors and garage doors, as they can become damaged over time, especially if they haven't been weatherproofed before. If any of your outside doors need replacing, this might be a good time to do it.

It's also worth remembering that if any of your heating appliances haven't been serviced recently, now is the time—the heat from them can cause ducts to expand and crack. However, you should check with professionals before touching anything yourself. Winter will return before you know it, so get ready for it before it's too late.


Many people know that winter can be rough on their homes, between heating costs and snow damage. However, there are many things you might miss if you're not looking for them. For example, do your doors lock properly? It's recommended to replace weatherstripping every few years because it wears out over time. Make sure you check your doors for any possible issues.

It would help if you also spent some time on your chimney, as this is the primary way heat gets into your home from a fireplace. It's essential to have it inspected early on, so you know there are no severe problems. A good cleaning and inspection go a long way towards keeping it in working order during the winter.


As the weather starts to warm up, you'll want to take care of your home's exterior. This is an excellent opportunity to touch up paint or caulk around gaps or cracks where water might seep during storms. You should also pay attention to gutters and drains, as mildew can grow inside if they're not properly cleaned.

Houseplants are another thing to check on in the spring—make sure none of them needs water or sun (keep them out of the way until it's warm enough for them to go outside). You should also make sure they're getting enough humidity in the air; many people will sprinkle water on them or use humidifiers to make sure they stay in better shape.

Preventative Maintenance

Make sure you're checking all the right areas and fixing any of them that might need attention—if you can avoid damage altogether, then you'll be in good shape next year!

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