While a tight household budget may be partially to blame for many homeowners not making necessary repairs to their home, there are five vital home repairs you should never neglect for safety’s sake:

HVAC inspection – have your HVAC system inspected at least once a year to make sure your blower and switches are working properly.

Chimney inspection – once a year, have your chimney inspected, especially if you burn logs often, as a buildup of creosote could cause a chimney fire. Also be sure your chimney cap is secure; if it isn’t, rain could get into your chimney and cause mold problems.

Termite inspection – it is estimated that termites cause $5 billion in damages to homes every year, so be sure you get a termite inspection at least once a year.

Deck inspection – have your deck inspected for any damage from mold, mildew or rot, as well as for any nails that are jutting out that may cause injuries.

Dryer vent cleaning – a clogged dryer vent can easily start a fire, so inspect and clean your dryer vent a few times a year and replace when necessary.

There is also seasonal maintenance you should take into consideration if you own a home. In Texas’ humid climate, you always want to be on the watch for mold -- not only can it have an adverse impact on your home’s structure, but also your health.

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