Home Maintenance Tips

Real Estate Agent with Crye-Leike Realtors 282615

Keeping up with maintenance can help retain your home's value and avoid costly and unexpected repairs.

Here are a few tips to keep your home in great shape

*  check that attic or roof space after major storms or heavy rains for leakage or water damage.

* Direct downspouts away from your home to minimize water damage to the foundation.  Remove leaves and other debris from gutters and downspouts to avoid overflow and poor drainage.

*  Fill small cracks in the sidewalks and driveway to prevent erosion and keep water out.

*  Check the exterior including siding, windows and doors for cracked, deteriorated wood,peeling paint or other damage.  Replace weather stripping and re-caulk where necessary.

*Fix any water leaks and drips immediatley. Leaky toilets or faucets can waste 10 - 20 gallons of water a day.

* Have your furnace and air conditioners checked annually to be sure they are running efficently.  Replace filters in your heating/cooling system monthly.

*  Drain water from your water heater every 6 months to remove sediment that could damage the unit.

For more home maintenance tips, check out our website at:  www.DebWilsonHomes.com

Offered by:
Deb Wilson, Realtor

Crye Leike Realtors

2204 D Madison St

Clarksville, TN  37043

931-648-2112 or 931-206-8551

Comments (2)

Meli Gerogianis
JKA Properties (Meli G Realty & Investment Group) - Clarksville, TN
Broker, CRS, ABR, SFR, CDPE, Licensed in TN & KY

Hi Deb,

Good tips for all homeowners! Sometimes we get so busy giving advice and tips to our clients that we forget that we too are homeowners and need to do the same for our own homes! Hope you and Rob are doing well!

Aug 13, 2008 05:53 PM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Howdy Ms. Deb, great tips for homeowners!  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 15, 2008 08:53 AM