Maintaining your home as you go is much cheaper than saving it all for the day you decide to put your home on the market. This is your checklist of things to do now that will have a huge payoff. This will keep your home looking great and perhaps be the reason your home sells when another does not.
1. Heating and Air. Have your heating and air serviced twice a year. Keep your filters clean. Check to see what is recommended by your Heating and Air Company to keep your system running at top efficiency.
2. Check the wood trim on your home for wood rot and repair as needed.
3. Check your siding. If it is the older hardboard or pressboard, consider HardiePlank® or some other brand of fiber cement siding. Replace bad boards when you see them starting to swell or deteriorate.
4. Check your water heater. Some experts recommend that older water heaters be cleaned or flushed once per year. Many newer water heaters are self-cleaning. Address safety issues such as raising the tank or installing an expansion tank on your water heater.
5. Make sure fireplaces are clean and in good working order.
6. For your own peace of mind, test smoke detectors regularly. Replace batteries when you adjust your clock for daylight saving time.
7. Cracks in driveway or walkway should be repaired for safety as well as to prevent additional freeze thaw damage.
8. Make sure your basement has no leaks. Have a professional look at it if you see a problem. Water causes so much damage so make sure you attack it in the early stage.
9. Check for water leaks in your attic. It is common for nails to not be sealed properly. This could prevent major damage in the future.
10. Check with your local utilities and see what needs to be done for your home to become more energy efficient.
For all things real estate contact Nancy Minor at 404-955-7653 Nancy@Minor.net
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