You know what they say about that ounce of prevention. If you ignore the advice and overlook home maintenance, the pound of cure can set back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Prevention, in the form of home maintenance tackled throughout the year, is the best way to keep these common household ills at bay. Most importantly, a well-maintained home is, by its very nature, safer and more comfortable and energy-efficient.
When things do go wrong - as they inevitably will - knowing how to take care of them quickly means that you'll spend less of your valuable time waiting for those repair people to make an expensive appearance.
A house may last for generations, but its parts and systems won't last a lifetime without regular attention. The articles and tips below can help you keep all the systems in your home humming along smoothly.