Home Maintenance – A Basic Checklist
Why does it appear like when a homeowner has made a decision to sell their house, it looks so important to do a amount of home maintenance, repairs and take steps in addressing the curb appeal. Wouldn’t it be easier, improve the enjoyment of the house, experience as well as far less stressful if the house maintenance will be done on scheduled, organized and regular basis?
This should include paying attention not just to the interior aspects but to the exterior and grounds as well. By reading this article, we will look closer at the basic checklist of maintaining a house’s interior in a more effective, efficient and organized manner.
Number 1. Painting – consider to take a look around the house. You’ll notice that there are some areas that are used more aggressively and some locations need more frequent attention than the others. But most of the time, areas in your house that go through more abuse are the dining and kitchen areas as well as family room spaces and some bathrooms and bedrooms. You must not wait and undergo to any costly and disruptive whole house painting rather, schedule the painting of affected ceilings and walls in advance.
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Number 2. Floors – what kinds of flooring does your house has, is it wood floors, carpeting, linoleum, laminates, tile? Wood flooring may require sealing and sanding and the maintenance period is typically dictated by the amount used, areas and the likes. Carpeting may be worn especially if on the stairs or on some areas that are heavily used in the house. When it comes to linoleum on the other hand, it can hold up well but still, it demands care to be taken as this material is deemed to be somewhat dated and/or out of fashion.
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Number 3. Windows – is the windows in the house doing the job it was supposed to. Do you think that your house is airtight, uncomfortable drafts? Are doors painted, neat, hung and cleaned properly, so as to ensure that they are reducing drafts and offering optimum safety. It will be important for you to inspect your kitchen cabinet as well. If you ever feel that they need help, your options are refacing or resurfacing, a complete kitchen overhaul or new cabinets in same layout.
Number 4. Heating and Air Conditioning – make sure that you apply preventative maintenance on a yearly basis where burners are cleaned, vacuumed, maintained and inspected and that the filters are replaced or cleaned.
Number 5. Appliances – as for your laundry and kitchen appliances, it ought to be regularly maintained and inspected. This will include your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, dryer, washer and the likes.