Proper maintenance protects the value of your home, keeps it in great condition and means less work and fewer costly repairs in the long term.
- On the pre-possession inspection tour, the builder will explain how to operate and maintain heating, cooling and electrical water systems. You will want to know basic procedures – how to turn the systems on and off and change the settings if required, when to schedule maintenance and who to contact.
- Before establishing a regular housekeeping routine, take a few minutes to read through the product literature provided by your builder. Follow the directions from the manufacturers to preserve the beauty of your home.
- Place furniture away from heating and cooling vents. Keep non-carpeted floors in great shape by using easy-to-apply protectors on legs of chairs, tables and sofas.
- Clean the eaves troughs each fall to prevent build-up of leaves and again in the spring to ensure proper waterflow. Rinsing the siding with water or washing gently with soap once a year will keep it looking great and in tiptop shape.
Ask your builder for more great tips on preserving the beauty and quality of your brand new home.