Now that you’ve built and moved into your brand-new custom home, it’s time to make sure you know how to properly maintain it. Regular maintenance practices are key in ensuring that your home stays safe & sturdy and discovering any issues before they escalate into major problems. We’ve gathered a short list of tips for you to incorporate into your home maintenance routine that are sure to maintain your home.
Checklists are a great way to stay organized and up to schedule. Splitting home maintenance tasks into three checklist categories – Monthly Checkups, Bi-annual Checkups, and Annual Checkups – is a fantastic way to keep your tasks in check.
- Monthly checklist items are simpler and can be done yourself, like cleaning your garbage disposal, testing your drains for clogs, and cleaning vents & heat registers.
- Bi-annual checklist items include inspecting your HVAC filters and servicing your HVAC system, testing your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors, and cleaning out your gutters.
- Annual checklist items can feature inspecting your roof, fireplace, and basement, power washing your exteriors, and resealing your tile grout.
Do-it-yourself lists not your thing? You might want to consider investing in a maintenance contract to ensure that someone is keeping track of your home maintenance. You can find a contractor through a professional company that specializes in home maintenance, and be sure that they are knowledgeable about the specifics of all your products, systems, etc.
They can inspect as often as you’d like and put your mind at ease, when it comes to your home. While you can guess and learn how to properly inspect, a professional contract can provide fully informed decisions on your home maintenance.
Prepare for Emergencies
No matter how much you try to stay on-track with your home maintenance, we all know that something can go wrong in your home, at any time. It’s important to plan ahead for these emergency situations. Get in touch with a 24/7 home repair service, plumber, etc. early, just in case you need them later. If getting a maintenance contract, consider a contract that features 24/7 one-call services for emergencies. There’s nothing worse than having an emergency problem and not knowing how to solve it. Plan ahead to make a stressful situation just a little less stressful.
Go Above and Beyond
Another way to keep your home in top shape is by doing regular upkeep and cleaning inside & outside of your home. Additional sprucing up in your landscaping, fireplace, chimney, etc. are small ways to add shine to your home and keep maintenance under control. Trust us, there’s no such thing as too much maintenance.
At Compass Homes, we don’t build houses, we build homes – the kind with warmth, grace, charm, and character. As a luxury boutique, custom home builder, we’re here to help guide our clients to a home with more thought and quality per square foot, for the best value possible. We dare our clients to dream boldly and accept the challenge to make those dreams come true. After all, the difference is in the details. Not sure if a custom home is right for you? Contact us today to learn more.