Top 4 Home Maintenance Items to Stay on Top of

Top 4 Home Maintenance Items to Stay on Top of

It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to be selling your house in the near future or down the road, it would be wise to keep up with the maintenance of your home. If you don’t properly maintain your home it could certainly affect the value of the home, and not to mention it could potentially be dangerous for you and your family. One of the most common things people who sell their homes fast and for top market value is they have kept their home well maintained. Here is a list of a few maintenance items that a lot of homeowners fail to think about but could be imperative to the sale of your home.

home maintenanceMake Your Front Door Inviting

The front door is the first thing buyers are going to see as they enter the home and first impressions mean a lot. This doesn’t mean you have to replace your front door. It may need something as small as a new door handle and lock or a fresh coat of paint. Depending on what your front door is made of will determine what kind of maintenance it will require. If it is a hardwood door that has a natural finish to it, it may require cleaning, sanding and applying a new polish. Also, a fresh new looking front door will help with the curb appeal.

Check Your Water Heater

This is one of the most common appliances people fail to think about maintaining. It could be the fact that most water heaters are in places that are rarely seen like in the corner of basements and garages. Where ever yours may be located, it is recommended to have it checked out once a year or maybe even twice a year for older units. Having it checked is better than coming home to a flood because the water heater has busted. It could end up costing a lot more than just replacing the water heater if you have to start tearing out drywall and replacing flooring.

Have Home Filters Checked Regularly

You would be surprised how important it is to change the heating and cooling filters. To push air throughout your entire house your air conditioning unit has to work extremely hard. Failing to change filters or have them cleaned on a regular basis can make your unit work harder than it has to and will shorten the life of the unit. To ensure your unit is running as efficiently and effectively as possible it is wise to change the filters on a monthly basis or as recommended depending on the type of filter you use.

Garage Doors Need Maintaining

When checking to make sure your garage doors are functioning correctly, start with the remotes. Make sure they have batteries and are working correctly. Next you want to make sure the doors are running smoothly on the tracks without much jerking and you may also need to lubricate the chain. It is also common for garage door systems to have sensors or electronic eyes at the bottom by the garage floor on each side of the door to detect movement. This is important to insure the safety of small children and pets.

Title Junction is a full service real estate title company serving the area of Fort Myers, Cape Coral and the entire state of Florida since 2005. The company handles a number of real estate title services for both commercial and residential properties. Employees of Title Junction can also act as a witness in courtesy closings as well as an escrow agent or a notary public.

Please contact Jennifer Ferri of Title Junction, LLC for further information @ 239-415-6574 or www.title-junction.com

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Posted on May 23, 2014, in Title. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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