7 Home Maintenance Projects You Should Not Neglect

As a new homeowner, one of your major responsibilities will be taking care of routine home maintenance, and it’s a job that can’t be ignored. You can delay improvements and upgrades until you’re financially ready but skipping minor repairs could end up costing you thousands of dollars—or more—down the road.

Here are some of the biggest home maintenance tasks you shouldn’t put off.  

Inspect your gutters and grading

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) says, “a few inches of rain falling on the roof of a house can produce several thousand gallons of water runoff.” This runoff must be channeled away from a home’s foundation or InterNACHI® says, “the excess water can quickly saturate the soil surrounding the building and wick through the foundation to the interior.”