Tackle Yearly Home Maintenance at the Beginning of the New Year!

It's a new year and everyone is making their new years resolutions and marking off their to-do lists. It's a good idea to evaluate your home at the Lake of the Ozarks and complete a few home maintenance task at the beginning of the year. Keeping up with the necessary yearly maintenance tasks will keep your home in pristine condition. If you ever plan to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in the future, staying on top of yearly maintenance is crucial if you want to get top dollar out of your home. As your Lake of the Ozarks real estate experts, we know a lot about homes, and today, Fran Campbell Team would like to share with you a list of home maintenance tasks you should you should complete in the new year.


Fire Extinguishers

Don't overlook this important tool during your yearly maintenance check. January is a great time to inspect and charge any working fire extinguishers you have in your home. Fire extinguishers should also be placed in all accessible areas of the home, including the kitchen, garage and areas that house furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, and stoves.

HVAC

Missouri weather can take its toll on a home's HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system. January is the perfect month to replace disposable filters or wash permanent ones in your home's system. Filters should be replaced or washed regularly. Heat vents are susceptible to dust, dirt, pet hair and other particles that float through the air, vacuuming the vents and ducts helps to keep your home's HVAC system clean and free of indoor pollutants. As you tend to your system, check for any leaks in your home's air ducts.

Drafty Windows and Leaky Electrical Outlets

With the chill of winter setting in, finding and repairing the weak points in your home will help keep your home warm and could help reduce the cost of heating, as well. Identify any windows that may have broken seals and examine electrical outlets throughout your home. Insulate any drafts you find.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are important safety features of your home. Checking alarms and detectors is especially important when cold temperatures in the winter leave homes sealed up for long periods of time. Inspect, clean and test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and be sure to replace any that are faulty, no longer working or old.


Cold Weather Equipment & More

Living in the Midwest means the possibility of inclement weather is serious. If you haven't done so already, make sure you have proper snow removal equipment and have alternative energy options in case of power outages. January is also a great month for reviewing warranties and product information on a furnace, large appliances, and any other large systems in your home.

Follow these home maintenance tips from the Fran Campbell Team and your home will be running in tip-top shape in 2019. Focusing on preventive maintenance will not only keep your home safe but also protect your investment. The new year is a great time to get organized and tackle your yearly home maintenance! As your professional real estate advisers, we want to help you keep your lake home in great condition!




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

FACT VS FICTION - Living At The Lake Of The Ozarks

7 DIY Home Improvement Projects For A Rainy Day

Keep Your Home In Style Year-Round with These Tips!