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Home Ownership Maintenance Tips
When you buy a home you realize its probably the biggest investment you will ever make in your lifetime. Whether its a first home, second home or investment property, they all require a certain amount of monthly maintenance, seasonal maintenance and annual maintenance.
Monthly maintenance should include:
Checking fire extinguishers.
Test all smoke and CO detectors.
Test all GFCI outlets
Replace air filters.
Check grout and caulking around bathroom tubs and fixtures.
Secure toilets and check flush mechanisms.
Spring and Fall maintenance should include:
Inspect roof, chimney, flashings.
Check attic for leaks.
Check for insects.
Check exterior walls, foundation, decks and walkways.
Check landscaping structures.
Paint and repair home siding, eaves
Check and caulk doors and windows.
Check garage doors.
Check all appliances.
Annual maintenance should include:
Inspect hot water heater.
Check rain caps for leaks.
Check for leaks from appliance hoses.
Check clothes dryer exhaust duct and vent.
Make sure your house is visible from the street for 911 personnel.
Make sure your house number is visible.
Test your backup generator and your hurricane preparedness plans and supplies.
Kimberly Maxwell, a fourth generation in Walton County, knows the community and its wonderful lifestyle firsthand. Although she was born in NYC, moved to NC in her high school and college years, her m....