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7 Home Maintenance Tips to Maintain High Property Value

Seven Home Maintenance Tips

Whether you just moved into your new home or if you are looking for ways to conserve your home’s value, maintenance is important. These seven tips will help you save money and preserve your property value in the long run. The sooner you start doing these maintenance tips, the better!

  1. Be sure the current appliances aren’t being recalled

    Over the last few years, certain home appliances have been very prone to catch on fire. The fires have not only affected the home but have injured and killed homeowners as well. These homeowners were not aware that some of their appliances had been recalled by the manufacturer. To be proactive, write down the appliance serial number and look it up on www.recalls.gov. This allows you to check your appliances as often as necessary.

  2. Look out for leaks and fix them

    Water leaks can cause huge damage to the house. If the water continues leaking, mold and mildew will form and termites may invade too. Long term damage can be prevented when the leak is caught early. Do regular checks around the house and have the roof inspected yearly.

  3. Give hardwood floors a fresh finish

    Wood flooring requires refinishing every so often. It is best if you apply a new coat before the old coat wears away. By doing this, you will not have to sand the wood, which can wear it down even more. This is a task you can do on your own or you can hire a professional if the wood is worn and scratched.

  4. Preserve your foundation

    Any major cracks or unevenness in the foundation and walls can lead to more damage throughout the home. These damages can be very hard to take care of and be quite expensive. You can take preventative measures by having soil pushed up against the home’s exterior so water does not get into the cracks.

  5. Curb appeal

    Whether or not you are trying to sell your house, keeping it looking pristine is key to making a good first impression. The lawn, landscaping, and paint are just a few examples of what people will see when driving by or walking into your home. Spending time adding little touches such as a new mailbox or freshly painted front door will help to boost the curb appeal. You don’t need to spend a significant amount of time or money to make your house look great.

  6. Install ceiling fans in bedrooms

    As the warmer months start to approach, staying cool is essential. Ceiling fans will allow you to keep your thermostat down and your electric bill down as well. In the summer, the air from the fan should be blowing down, whereas in the winter, the air should be being pulled up towards the ceiling. This can be changed seasonally on the fan’s reversal switch.

  7. Start using CFL or LED light bulbs

    LED and CFL light bulbs have a much longer lifespan than normal bulbs. They are known to save money in the long run because they use less energy. It’s best to use these bulbs in places where the light is used for long periods of time like the kitchen or hallway. These light bulbs provide a better performance while cutting costs.

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