Checklist for Maintaining Your Home

Home Maintenance in San Diego, CA

Every homeowner knows their work on their home is never done. However, with the right maintenance, you can often prevent costly and inconvenient home repair costs. The staff at Tri-Star Insurance San Diego has put together a quick checklist you can use to help keep your home in great shape.

Inspect the Roof

Homeowners insurance in San Diego likely won’t cover roof replacement or damage caused by a leaking roof. Twice a year, typically in the spring and fall, you should inspect the roof to make sure it is in good condition. Check for missing shingles and any potential problem areas, and ensure the flashing, soffits, and eaves are secure and functioning.

Have the HVAC Unit Serviced

Though you should be replacing your HVAC air filters once a month to keep the unit running efficiently, you should also schedule an annual professional tune-up. Having the coils cleaned and the unit serviced helps extend the life of the system. Also, a professional can catch any issues with the unit, saving you from having to make an emergency call in the middle of summer or winter.

Vacuum the Air Vents and Dryer Vents

When dust and lint get trapped in vents and ducts, the efficiency of your HVAC unit and your dryer can be severely affected, and in some cases dust buildup can cause a fire. Every two months, go through and vacuum lint and dust from the dryer vents and the back of the dryer. Also, vacuum your HVAC unit’s vents and return ducts to keep air flowing smoothly.

Clean the Home’s Exterior

A clean, bright exterior adds instant curb appeal to your home. Also, cleaning your exterior can prevent expensive problems down the line. Power washing helps remove dirt, soil, and insects, which, if left unattended, can cause rot and moisture damage.

One last thing to add to your checklist: make sure you have reliable homeowners insurance. If you’d like a free quote on home insurance or are interested in online auto insurance quotes, San Diego’s most trusted insurance provider is here to help. Call American Tri-Star today at 619-272-2100 to speak with one of our friendly agents.