In order to keep your property in good condition, it goes deeper than just dusting and mopping. Maintaining your home properly takes some steps and also keeps you from having a hefty bill from damages occurring in the future.
1 Clean or replace air filters. If you have a dirty filter this will restrict the airflow in your air conditioner or furnace.
2 Check and seal gaps around doors and windows. Close your door and look for daylight around the edges.
3 Check for water leaks. Periodically check under sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms.
4 Check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of food coloring to the tank, and then check back later. If 4 the water in the bowl is colored then water is seeping through from the tank.
5 Keep your drains clean. Use a barbed plastic rod (hardware stores carry them) to poke way down the drain and pull it back up. This will remove any hair that is stuck.
6 Clean your gutters before the rain comes.
7 Clean your chimney. If you have a wood burning fireplace soot builds up and can cause a fire hazard.
8 Inspect your roof. Make sure there are no loose shingles.
9 Do an attic inspection. Look for any pest problems. Check insulation covering all areas. Make sure ventilation is not obstructed and that ducts are connected.
10 Keep trees away from the house. Roots from trees can cause damage to the foundation and sewer lines.
Keep your fences in good condition. A broken post in a wood fence can overload the whole system.
If you have any other questions on how to keep your property in good condition, please do not hesitate to contact us and feel free to continue browsing!