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Maintenance Tips for the First-Time Homeowner

Maintenance Tips for the  First-Time Homeowner
Indoor Maintenance Tips
  • Replace your HVAC filters every few months. This can help you cool and heat your home more efficiently while keeping your air cleaner. If you have pets or allergies, you may want to replace filters even more frequently.
  • Make sure the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have good batteries these should be be checked at least twice a year. Maybe when the clocks change would be a good reminder
  • Periodically check your plumbing for leaks and drips—especially in areas you’re less likely to notice a problem.
  • Be proactive if things need electrical work to prevent fires and other serious problems. Don’t let little things like flickering lights or faulty outlets slide. Call an electrician when you notice them and get things fixed quickly.
  • Insulate your water hose pipes during winter months to prevent freezing.

 

Outdoor Maintenance Tips
  • Keep a close eye on any trees near your home. Make sure branches are healthy and that they do not hang over your home, fence, car or someone else’s property.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear to prevent water damage to your home and roof. Also, time to do roof maintenance at least twice a year resealing all roof protrusions. We suggest checking at least once per season.
  • Check your city and neighborhood rules about lawn care and snow removal to be sure you’re following local regulations. You may need to keep your lawn cut to a certain length or remove weeds from parkways.

We hope these tips help you enjoy your new (or upcoming) role as a homeowner!

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