What are the home maintenance requirements for real estate in New Orleans?
New Orleans is a special city…I’m sure you are thinking “we know that already!” I mean Mardi Gras ended just yesterday, how special is that!?! What I am specifically speaking about is that our climate adds an additional burden to those who own New Orleans Real Estate. There are a few easy tasks that you can complete to avoid big problems in the future. I read an article in Realtor magazine that included a maintenance checklist created by Lou Manfredini and Frank Lesh, both home maintenance experts, and will use it as a basis to my New Orleans home maintenance post.
- Change Filters Monthly - We use our a/c nearly year-round in New Orleans. Do you change your filters monthly? It will lengthen your a/c’s life-span and will increase efficiency.
- Drain Water Heater Annually - This will remove sediment from the bottom of the tank which will increase the water heater’s useful life.
- Stop those pesky Water Leaks - Anyone that owns real estate in New Orleans knows we have leaky old pipes! Check under the sinks and look for water stains. Catching a leak early may help avoid a much bigger leak in the future! Also, stop those dripping faucets and reduce your water bill and help the environment.
This New Orleans Real Estate Home Maintenance report was provided by Darryl Glade, Realtor with RE/MAX N.O. Properties. Darryl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504.451.8960. Darryl’s office is conveniently located in Uptown New Orleans at 8001 Maple Street. Darryl works throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.
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