During the holidays, you may notice a few things that need to be taken care of around the house. But not all maintenance efforts are created equal—and some of your actions 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 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 cost you big time, especially if you’re getting ready to sell your home, so make sure that you’re handling them the right way when you’re facing any potential maintenance issues.