Austin TX Real Estate - Hill Country Austin Lakeway Homes for Sale: Smart Yearly Home Maintenance

Smart Yearly Home Maintenance

Once a year, it's a good idea to give your home a checkup. Finding problems or potential problems in their early stages usually gives you the best chance to make repairs more easily and less expensively than if problems are allowed to worsen over time.

The kinds of things you'll want to monitor in your home include:

* Gutters and downspouts: Inspect for leaf and debris buildup that can cause overflow problems.
* Paint: Make sure painted surfaces aren't peeling or cracked, exposing wood to weather damage.
* Windows: Check the weatherproofing and caulking and replace cracked panes.
* Roof: Inspect tiles or shingles and flashing to prevent leaks; clean off any moss.
* Appliances: Check and replace frayed electrical cords, damaged plugs, and cracked or leaking hoses.

Proper care and maintenance will keep your home safe, attractive, and comfortable. Taking good care of your home helps reduce the need for expensive repairs and ensures that your home will command top dollar when you decide to sell.

Please don't hesitate to email or call me if I can help you with any real estate needs or answer any questions for you.  Remember, I work all of North Dallas County and Collin County including Richardson, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Garland, Rowlett, McKinney, etc... my car will take us anywhere you need to go!! 



Comment balloon 2 commentsDonna Harris • April 23 2007 02:05PM


Thanks for the reminders!  I should (try to) find time this week to do them!


Posted by Adam Tarr, PC -GRI, ABR, CDPE, RSPS, ePro - Designated Broker (MavRealty) almost 12 years ago

a cool link i found from a home inspector.

i link to it from my site


Posted by Tom Burris, Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience (NMLS# 335055) almost 12 years ago