How much work will you need to put into maintenance for your new home? Many homeowners feel like there is always something that needs to be done for maintenance and repairs. These tasks will protect the quality of your home and keep your family protected.
Instead of waiting until something goes wrong, it is better to stay proactive with these maintenance tasks. A little bit of prevention can go a long way to help you avoid disasters in the future. These preventive projects could save you thousands of dollars in renovations and repairs!
Here are a few things that you should do to avoid some of the common problems of homeownership:
Purchase Alarms and Detectors
Smoke alarms are required in the United States, but there are a few other alarms that you might use as well. For example, radon and carbon monoxide detectors can notify you if there is a problem in your home. These tools can even be connected to the internet in your home, allowing you to check the status from your smartphone.
Annual Maintenance List
Spring cleaning is a great time to check on all parts of your home, both inside and outside. It can be hard to keep up with all the tasks that need to be done, so you should consider the advantage of an annual checklist. Print a checklist and keep it in your files. Or, consider adding the tasks to your digital calendar so that you will get notifications when it is time to do the work.
What types of tasks should be included on your checklist? There are many options, including changing batteries in the smoke alarms, testing the water quality, changing air filters, checking the automatic sprinkler settings, and more. Record the date when you complete each task so that you can refer to your notes if there are questions in the future.
Weekly Yard Care
The easiest way to keep up with the landscaping is to hire a yard care service. Or, you can work together as a family to keep up with the ongoing tasks. Neglecting the yard will make your home look bad, and a yard in disrepair will have a negative impact on your property value.
Common yard work tasks include trimming trees and bushes, weeding the garden, mowing the lawn, and anything else that needs to be addressed.
Call the Experts
There are times when it makes sense to call home repair experts instead of managing the tasks without assistance. For example, if you don’t know a lot about electrical work or plumbing, then it could be dangerous if you attempt a do-it-yourself project.
Is it time for you to talk to an expert real estate agent about buying or selling your home? Our team is here to help! We know the Atlanta area, and we have a great track record with our past clients. Call DUFFY Realty at (678) 318-1700