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Basic Home Maintenance for New Homeowners

February 18,2022

Moving into a new home comes with a lot of responsibilities, including carrying out basic home maintenance to keep your home in its best shape.

In this article, we will provide you with basic home maintenance tips for new homeowners.

  • Hire A Tree Removal Company to Trim Your Trees

If there are overgrown trees or trees with dead or damaged branches in your new home, call a tree removal company to help you trim the trees. This will not only improve your home's curb appeal, but will also reduce the risk of harm to your family and damage to your property. Besides, trimming your trees improves their health, allows the trees to grow in the desired fashion, and mitigates the risk of falling branches. 

  • Touch Up Exterior Paint

If you notice bubbling, cracked, or peeling paint or moisture stains on your exterior walls, give it a touch up. This not only boosts your home's curb appeal, but also protects exterior surfaces from mold and mildew.

  • Check Your Furnace

Your furnace is one of the main sources of heating in your home, so it needs to be in top shape. When you move into a new home, make sure you call a nearby furnace installer to inspect all the components of your furnace to ensure the unit is in good condition. You should also have your HVAC filters inspected.

  • Caulk Your Windows

Caulking your windows is a necessary step in prepping your new home for energy savings. Window caulking seals the gaps and crevices around your windows, thereby helping to stop air leaks and preventing warm air from escaping. This translates to significant energy savings. Besides, window caulking prevents excessive moisture in your home which helps to combat mold growth. If the caulk on your windows is worn or dried, it’s advisable to apply new caulk as soon as you move in and enjoy the benefits that come with window caulking. You should also check the weather stripping around your doors and windows. 

  • Check Wood Decks for Moisture

Your wood decks are among the first things people see when approaching your home and contribute to your home's curb appeal. Therefore, you'll need to inspect the wood decks in your new home to ensure they are in good condition. The key areas you should inspect include base support, structural support, base support, flashing details and fasteners, wood condition, stairs & steps, deck railings, framing brackets, and decking. The inspector should look out for insect damage, rusted components, cracks & rotting, weak railing, mold & mildew exposure, and other structural defects. 

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