You may be wondering what this blog is about considering its title but, if you are about to move into a new home or have just moved, it’s a good idea to put together a home maintenance schedule as soon as you can. We know you may want to take some time to relax after a stressful move but, regularly taking care of even the most minor of maintenance tasks can keep your home in the best condition. So, what are a few of the things to add to this list?
Some of the smaller maintenance tasks include things like trimming trees and hedges, power washing, and light painting, all of which can help to prevent bigger issues that would cost you a lot of money. Another good idea, especially if you have moved far away from your previous home, is to gather a list of reliable contractors that you can call in case you need them for an emergency. For example, you never know when you are going to need a plumber, roofer, or electrician, etc. so having the list prepared in advance will help ensure you can get help quickly.
Hiring a contractor in advance to perform your annual maintenance checks for things like the HVAC system is another way to help them last longer and save you money in the future. Lastly, although your home will have just been inspected, it is important to have an annual maintenance inspection which will help your new home to stay in tip-top shape.