Have you thought about what needs to be done to keep your home in good condition? Here is a quick list of things that need to be done to keep your home maintained and avoid those pesky problems that arise when it is not kept up.

Seminole County Maintenance

-Change the filters on your heating/cooling unit regularly and have the unit serviced annually.

-Have your dryer vent cleaned out by a professional annually.

-If you have a Fireplace, clean out the chimney before and after use every year.

-Change the batteries in each one of your smoke alarms at least twice a year.  The best times are in the spring and fall.  A great way to remember is to change batteries at the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time.

-Check all your plumbing for leaks.  If you find any, have a professional come out to fix it right away.

-Drain two gallons of water from your hot water heater twice a year to extend its life.

-Repair any tile grout in need of repair annually.

-Check the foundation of your home for cracking.

-Replace any weather stripping and caulking around doors and windows that may be missing.

-Clear gutters and downspouts in the fall and spring.

-Check the coils on your fridge, sometimes they need to be vacuumed because they gather a lot of dust.

-Following these simple tips will help you protect one of the most precious, life-long investments you will make.  It will also help keep costs down on repairs if you find yourself wanting to sell your home.

Make sure to check out our other blog post on Honest Contractors to find local Seminole County contractors that will help you make the most out of your Real estate investment.

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