You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc. That’s a good start, but there are jobs that homeowners often forget about, or don’t even know about. Here are some important home maintenance items that may not be on your list—items that may cause a big headache, or worse, cost you big money if you neglect them.

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc. That’s a good start, but there are jobs that homeowners often forget about, or don’t even know about. Here are some important home maintenance items that may not be on your list—items that may cause a big headache, or worse, cost you big money if you neglect them.

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7 Ways to Prevent Basement Flooding This Spring

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Drying Out a Wet Basement

An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage pipe. Installation is usually easy.

Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding

An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage pipe. Installation is usually easy.

Painting of The Right Ways to Clean Flooding Basement Problem

Painting of The Right Ways to Clean Flooding Basement Problem

Runoff  Rainwater or melted snow that isn't routed away from the house is the most common cause of basement and crawl space moisture. Runoff percolates through porous topsoil and then stops at the compact soil near the base of the foundation. Hydrostatic pressure force . . .

Drying Out a Wet Basement

Runoff Rainwater or melted snow that isn't routed away from the house is the most common cause of basement and crawl space moisture. Runoff percolates through porous topsoil and then stops at the compact soil near the base of the foundation. Hydrostatic pressure force . . .

Family Handyman Article on Affordable Ways to Fix Wet Basements Figure A: Basement Leak Problem

9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

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