One of the easiest home maintenance tips you can find is checking and replacing caulk around windows and doors. Air stays inside and critters stay outside when the caulk blocks their path. Caulk breaks down over time, leaving spaces for insects to come in and air to escape. The process is fairly inexpensive and can save you money.
Lower your energy bill and boost your pest control by checking every window and door both inside and outside. The strip of caulking is fairly easy to replace if it is cracked, worn or peeling away. In addition, caulk designed for wet areas is great for the bathroom. Properly seal the sink, tub and toilet to keep water away from walls and subfloor, which will keep away mold and mildew.