The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining a Home for New Homeowners

Dated: October 12 2018

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Congratulations on your new home! Your home is one of your biggest investments so maintaining it is a must!

Home maintenance can feel stressful especially if you are a new homeowner. It is quite different to a rental because you will be responsible for everything.

But worry not, this blog is your ultimate guide to maintaining your home so read on. Understanding a few basic things will help you stress-free.

Roof inspection

Roofs have long life span so you may not need to fix or replace them for a while especially if they are not that old. However, this doesn't mean getting an annual roofing inspection won’t' be useful because they will help you find problems in advance when it’s too small you don't need much effort to fix it. This can save you from stress and trouble.

Systems check up

Getting a biannual checkup and servicing for your HVAC system is healthy. Cleaning to avoid damage or fixing any signs of damage right away will be much cheaper than replacing your system.

Check your boilers and see if any accumulated sediment needs to be cleared out. Also, check your smoke alarms and other detectors if they are working properly. These initiatives won’t just save you money but would potentially save your life too! If you have a sump pump, make sure its draining properly to avoid damaging the motor.

Pest control

Be sure to invest in preventive pest control which is better than dealing with pest-related problems that can damage your home severely.

Visual Inspection

Also, be sure to put time and effort into doing visual inspections to your entire home. Check your chimneys if you have one, be sure to regularly clean them. Check your plumbing regularly if they have any leaks that can damage your walls, floors, ceilings etc.

Check if there are any concrete cracks, it may be a sign of water pooling. Also look for signs of peeling or chipping paint. Check if your home needs a touch-up or repaint as it will not just make your home looks nicer but will also protect your shingles from water damage and rot.

Keeping your home well-maintained maybe not as easy as you want it to be. However, by doing so can save you lots of money, time and effort.  In the long run, keeping your dream home nice and clean can give you the same joy as you had when you first bought it.

If you are still looking for a home to buy in Alaska, call us (907) 570-6757 or 907-720-4663 or visit this site to check listings available.

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Homes by Vanna

Vanna has called Alaska home for the past 15 years. As a mother, real estate investor and previous business owner, Vanna brings many different perspectives when working for her clients. She has been a....

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