Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In order to keep the best resale value for your home, it’s important to keep your home in tip-top shape. Plus, it surely makes for more content and comfortable living if you’re not spending your days leaping over one hazard after another!
Often, simple maintenance tasks done in a timely manner can prevent a bevy of costly repairs on homes. Here are a few hints to help home maintenance run smoothly:
- Keep a supply of tools: Having the basics on hand – hammer, screwdriver, pliers, flashlight and a plunger at minimum – can save you a lot of headaches and lost time.
- Clean your gutters regularly: Clogged gutters on homes can lead to problems as the gutters bend under the weight of small trees growing out of them. Clogged gutters can also lead to leaks, typically near the attic from overflow issues or into the basement if drainage is faulty and leads to pooling on the ground. Prevention is the best way to avoid water damage.
- Check the roof: Again, keep water outside of your home. A loose shingle or two is much easier to fix than rotten wood – it’s worth a few minutes up a ladder.
- Clean and change filters: Air conditioning and furnace filters should be inspected, cleaned and replaced on schedule. Write the date you replace a filter on the filter so you’ll know how long it has been in place.
As with most things in life, it’s often the little things that can make a difference. Take care of your home to keep it safe, sound and comfortable.
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