Home Maintenance and Repairs

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with MBA Broker Consultants CalBRE Broker #00983670

Home ownership may mean learning how to do repairs yourself.  It may mean finding reliable contractors.  It may mean calling your brother-in-law, the handyman, to come help you in exchange for a barbecue dinner.  Buildings and yards require maintenance, so you are going to have a little bit different attitude.  When something needs to be repaired, you cannot just call your landlord any more.

Maintenance should be done on a regular basis.  Things that need to be replaced should be put into your schedule: such as, clean the rain gutters; replace leaky water faucets and toilets; check, repair, and replace the roof; replace the hot water heater, replace worn-out light fixtures; put in new appliances; clean vents and heating ducts; and check water pressure.

Most repairs can be avoided simply by doing preventive maintenance.  Otherwise, repairs will be needed, and your small leak could suddenly turn into a flooded bathroom.

Read more in our book, "Buy Your First Home", http://tinyurl.com/dy2wjx4.

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Regina P. Brown
Broker, Realtor®, M.B.A., e-Pro, GREEN
California DRE # 00983670
www.CalCoastCountry.com

                

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Comments (1)

David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Regina,

 

Carpet and other flooring is something people tend to overlook but flooring also benefits from preventative care.

Sep 20, 2015 05:56 AM