As a homeowner, you want to keep your home in tip-top shape—and that requires a certain level of upkeep.
But not all maintenance efforts are created equal—and some of your efforts can actually make problems worse instead of better.
In a recent article on Apartment Therapy, a panel of home inspectors shared the maintenance mistakes most homeowners make in an effort to fix their home, including:
- Painting over water damage
- Not changing the HVAC filter
- Overlooking small cracks in the foundation
- Improperly-installed air conditioning units
- Lazy weatherstripping
What does that mean for you? These small maintenance mistakes can end up costing you big time, especially if you’re getting ready to sell your home—so make sure when you’re facing any potential maintenance issues, you’re handling them the right way.