Here are some tips to keep your home in great shape so when the time comes to sell you aren’t scrambling to get things fixed.
• Your roof is a very important part of your home. It keeps out water, insulates your home and keeps it structurally sound. Inspecting your roof on a yearly basis can save you money later on. Checking for missing or broken tiles and inspecting the flashing is so important. Also check your interior and attic ceilings for any sign of water damage.
• Your hot water heater is something we rely on but don’t think about until we don’t have any hot water! Check for sediment at the bottom of the tank and change out the water.
• Depending on how often you use your fireplace, keeping your chimney clean and inspected is very important to keep it functional and safe.
• Trimming trees around your property often will keep them healthy and you won’t have to worry during the monsoon season of them falling over, especially on top of your house.
• Checking the caulking in your kitchen and bathrooms is important as it can lead to water damage. Also check the caulking on all your windows as well.
• Washing machines are a big source of water damage. Check your lines to be sure they are not worn or have come disconnected and are working properly. Don’t forget about your dryer and clean out your vent but also the dryer hose to be sure there is no build-up.
• Test your water sprinkler system and your drip system for leaks. This will save you money on your water bill as well.
• Maintaining the chemical balance in your pool will keep it in good working order. Clean your skimmers, brush the pool and check that your vacuum in working order.
• Change your air filters regularly for better air and will keep your AC system working properly. A yearly check-up is a must. Don’t forget your exhaust hood in the kitchen.
• Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly.
• Check the foundation for cracks, settling and leaks as well as repairing cracks in the driveway and sidewalks the minute you see something before it gets too big.
• Inspect door locks, hinges, latches and repair as needed.
• Make sure your garage door is in good working order and all safety features are in place.
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