Do you know how to maintain your new custom home? Once your new custom home is built, it’s important to keep it in the best shape possible. While owning a home comes with a handful of responsibilities, it can be easy for these responsibilities to be pushed down on your list of priorities. However, properly maintaining your new home will keep it clean and ensure that it looks polished and new for years to come.
At North Homes, we understand how important your new home is to you, and we recommend using these five maintenance tips to ensure you make the most of your investment.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters are designed to collect and redirect rainwater away from your home, and if your gutters aren’t functioning properly, it can lead to water damage. Ideally, your gutters should be cleaned in the spring and fall when the seasons are changing. Make sure to clear debris, and repair or replace any damaged areas such as leaks.
Vacuum Your Floors Regularly
Vacuuming regularly will help remove any dirt, dust, and other pollutants that may be in your home. It not only ensures your home’s air level stays clean, but it also increases the lifespan of your home’s floors by helping them look new.
Inspect the Exterior
The weather in Indianapolis can be a bit unpredictable at times. You’ll want to inspect the exterior before and after the winter season to ensure your home is prepared for the harsh rain or snow. Check for any wear and tear, and make the necessary repairs as needed such as repainting chipped areas, caulking your windows, or fixing damaged roof shingles.
Clean Your Air Filters
It’s important to keep your air filters clean because they can damage your AC system and become a fire hazard if they’re not properly maintained. Luckily, air filters are easy to clean―you can shake them out or simply replace the filters altogether. Do this regularly, and it’ll help keep your system working properly.
Drain Your Water Heater
When you regularly drain your water heater, it’ll prevent clogs from forming and help your heater run more efficiently. It’s recommended to do this at least once a year to remove any debris or mineral buildup. Some homeowners do it themselves, or if you’re uncomfortable performing this maintenance task, call in a plumber to have it professionally done.
Maintaining your custom home isn’t always an easy task, but you’ll thank yourself in the future when your home still looks and feels new for many years to come. To learn more about our new home construction process at North Homes, contact us here. We’d love to meet with you and build your dream home!