Home Maintenance and Repair

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If you’ve just moved into a new home, you’ll want to do all you can to maintain the look of your home and to keep all the repairs up to date. Home maintenance repair isn’t as hard as it sounds; especially if you pace yourself and do small renovations that won’t take up too much of your time.

For instance, before the winter months, you may want to do some maintenance repair to your basement or guest room so that you can be prepared for guests well ahead of time. You can do this by changing the wallpaper in the room, getting rid of paneling that may be outdated, or changing around some of the furniture. If you are thinking of adding additional spaces or rooms to your home, this may be a good time to start building a bathroom that can be attached to your guest room.

During the spring, home maintenance repair will have a lot to do with gardening and landscaping. You’ll need to do some clean up to your yard by keeping the grass level and mowed, and you can start planing seasonal veggies in your garden, so you’ll have fresh produce for fall and winter. Adding a different type of fertilizer to your soil during these months can also make your grass and flowers especially green and lush. This is also a good time to have a contractor come out to the house and check your basement and attic for cracks or leaks in the pipes or walls. It’s important to have this done as soon as you see a problem, because many home insurance policies no longer cover fungus or mildew damage.

During the summer months, you may want to make painting and gutter maintenance part of your home maintenance repair routine. This is the best time to paint the inside or outside of your home, and it will probably be best to order firewood for your living room and basement during this time, since the wood will ‘season’ during this time and give your house a comforting glow when it’s time to use it. Your recreational equipment should be checked or replaced during the summer as well; if you have a swimming pool, the repairs should be done before you are ready to use it, and you should also take a look at your porch swings or hammocks to make sure that are sturdy and don’t need to be replaced. Checking the hoses or larger appliances like refrigerators and washing machines is usually done during the summer as well.

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