It’s easy to overlook…
It is important to implement a regular program of home maintenance and inspections to help prevent major repairs.
By keeping up with regular maintenance and repairs you will protect your home’s value.
Repairs to any item that could affect the structure or integrity of your home should be carried out as soon as the problem is identified.
It is very important that you have a toolbox.
In our FAQ there is a list of what we feel is the minimum selection of tools needed for home maintenance and basic repairs.
It is an essential part of home ownership to have a basic set of tools.
In the case of an emergency, having tools could be the difference between a dry home or a flooded home.
Use our checklists, they will be helpful during your regular monthly check up as well as your, spring and fall inspection.
Care should be taken when using ladders.
Disconnect the power source to any electrical or gas system before inspecting, cleaning or attempting to repair them.
Care should be taken when entering the attic.
You must walk on the trusses or rafters.
The insulation is only held in place by the ceiling below, which is drywall that is not a supporting surface.
Wear a dust mask; be careful of nails protruding through the roof decking, a hat helps to protect your head.
When using a ladder to clean gutters or get on to a roof,
make sure it is on firm level ground, leaning against something that is both secure and stable.
Do not get on the roof if you are alone, someone should be holding the ladder for you.
Watch out for overhead power lines when trimming trees or working with a ladder.
Even if you don’t do all the maintenance all the time…
at least do some of the maintenance some of the time…
It is your home and your investment.
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