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Home Maintenance Tips

Once you’ve purchased your new home, keeping it in good condition is essential. This will help you retain and build value and wealth with your property and will also prolong the lifespan of many of the mechanicals or major components of your home.

Here are some essential maintenance tips to help you:

  • Seasonal Checklists: You’re good at checklists now, right? Seasonal maintenance checklists to ensure you’re keeping up with necessary tasks. For example, in the fall, clean gutters and prepare your home for winter; in the spring, check for roof damage and clean windows. HVAC filters should be changed every 3-6 months.
  • Regular Inspections: Conduct regular inspections of your home’s exterior, roof, foundation, plumbing, and electrical systems. Catching issues early can save you money in the long run. If you see something, say something! Whether it’s a parent or trusted resource or contacting a vendor, it’s a good idea to take action.
  • DIY Projects: Consider tackling simple DIY projects to improve your home. Painting, landscaping, and small repairs can enhance your home’s value and appeal. Don your overalls and grab a paintbrush- time to get those hands dirty!
  • Professional Help: Know when to call in professionals. For complex tasks like electrical work, plumbing issues, or major renovations, hiring a licensed professional ensures the job is done safely and correctly. Kingston REM has a robust management division and will be more than happy to recommend a vendor!
  • Emergency Fund: Set aside an emergency fund for unexpected repairs. Homeownership can come with surprises, and having a financial cushion can reduce stress when something goes wrong.