Your insight is needed! How often should homeowners do these projects?

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Hi Pros!

We’re relaunching our Home Care Price Index which looks at the cost of maintaining your home in cities across the country and would love your insight! We pulled together a list of essential home maintenance projects and how frequently homeowners should tackle them (outlined below) and would love your thoughts on whether homeowners should do the projects more frequently, less frequently or if there are any essential home maintenance projects we’re missing from the below list. Also if you have any insights around how maintaining your home has changed over the past few years, let us know. Please comment / share your thoughts in the thread below. Thank you for sharing your expertise!

  • 1X per year: appliance maintenance, carpet cleaning, central air conditioning maintenance, fireplace and chimney cleaning, heating system repair or maintenance, pest control services, pressure washing, roof maintenance, sprinkler and irrigation system maintenance, tile and grout cleaning, tree trimming and removal, water heater maintenance
  • 2X per year: full service lawn care, gutter cleaning and maintenance, window cleaning
  • 1X per month: house cleaning, lawn mowing and trimming
  • Less than 1X per year: deck staining and sealing (once every 2-3 years), duct and vent cleaning (once every 3-5 years)