Whether you just moved into a new home or just finished remodeling your existing one, don’t forget about doing some routine maintenance. Not only will it help down the road when you are considering selling your home, but it will also ward off any unexpected expenses while you are enjoying that beautiful new kitchen. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has some tasks that are highly recommended which include:
- Changing filters on your heating and air conditioning system. Consider hiring a company that will automatically come out twice a year to make sure everything is working properly.
- Keeping it clean! Now that Spring is on the way, why not start by getting the interior of the house dust and dirt-free.
- And while you are at it…. get outdoors and look at the exterior of the house. Things to think about are cleaning the gutters, pressure cleaning the exterior and removing any limbs of trees that might fall on your roof.
To get more information about how to maintain your house, please visit the NAHB website and read their article on how to do routine maintenance.
Keep a binder with all the warranty information about your house. If you want to take it a step further, make several binders for all the different components of your house (for example: appliances, HVAC or heating, furniture, electronics, etc). Also keep a file with all the receipts of work performed on your house. This makes it easy to look back and check on the name of the roofer you used to repair some shingles. It might save you some time and frustration down the road!