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The worst home maintenance mistakes you can make

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: For many, home ownership is the fulfillment of a dream, but that doesn't mean it can't also be a serious pain in the you-know-what. Even though it can save you money in the long run, keeping up with home maintenance can be exhausting and costly. But experts say there are still certain tasks you should prioritize. Whether you have the know-how to do it yourself or have to call in the pros, here are some gaffes experts warn you to guard against.  Related: 32 Ways You're Ruining Your Home and Don't Even Know It

Pet Peeves of the Pros

For many, home ownership is the fulfillment of a dream, but that doesn't mean it can't also be a serious pain in the you-know-what. Even though it can save you money in the long run, keeping up with home maintenance can be exhausting and costly. But experts say there are still certain tasks you should prioritize. Whether you have the know-how to do it yourself or have to call in the pros, here are some gaffes experts warn you to guard against.

Related: 32 Ways You're Ruining Your Home and Don't Even Know It

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