Mon Aug 19th 2019
When it comes to home maintenance, you can save a lot of time and money by performing simple tasks yourself and not calling an expensive professional out to provide the service. Here’s the top 5 tasks every homeowner should know how to perform.
1. Change Your A/C Filter
During the summer months, it is highly recommended by HVAC professionals to change out your air filter every month. Throughout the year, the standard is once every three months depending on the temps outside. Whether hot or cold, changing out the filter regularly can have a big impact on your bill and help your system last longer.
2. Find the Water Shut Off Valves
Be sure to tag your water shut off valves outside in case there is ever an emergency that requires the water to be off. Minor leaks inside or outside the property can lead to expensive costs in billing if not maintained properly. Knowing where the shut off valve is located will keep you from having to wait on a pro to come out and do it for you.
3. Keeping Your Drains Clear
Sinks and tubs clog up over time. It’s not because you’ve necessarily done anything wrong, but imagine how much ends up there. Learning how to snake the drain is important if the regular draining solution doesn’t help. The tools needed can be purchased at any home improvement store and will save you headaches in the long run.
4. Find the Breaker Box
When you move into your home, find the breaker box before all else. Test the switches and be sure to label what each switch belongs to. There’s nothing worse than having a breaker blown and not know which switch to fix.
5. Keep Gutters Cleared
Keeping your gutters clear may be the last thing you think about until extensive damage creates a more expensive problem. Keep the gutters cleared, especially during the fall and winter, to avoid costly damage to your roof and other areas.
There is more to consider when buying a home than just location. Are you ready to maintain the property? Luckily, our team is well-versed on what homes need and can walk you through the possible investments and maintenance you’ll need to think about before closing on your home. Give us a call today, and let’s begin the search for your next dream home!
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