A Maplewood Home

Summer is here and it’s time to take a look around your home to see what, if any, preventative maintenance is needed. With this checklist at hand you’ll feel secure knowing that your home is being well-maintained.

5 Tips To Maintaining Your South Orange/Maplewood Home

  • A yearly inspection of your HVAC system should keep air flowing nicely through your home, at the temperature you prefer. You can do this yourself or hire a professional to make it easy. At the very least, change the air filter (this really should be done monthly). Duct work should be cleaned every 5 years. 
  • Evaluate the siding, particularly if it is wood, on your home. Repair any that has been exposed to moisture before it becomes a larger issue and complete any needed painting while the weather is warm. 
  • Correct water issues. Check the slant and grade of the ground around your home. It should flow away from the foundation, not towards it, to avoid flooding and puddles during storms. Make sure downspouts are clean and securely connected.
  • Consider pruning plants and determining the health of large trees to avoid future problems. Make sure plants and trees are not too close to the structure (roof and sides of the house) so as to avoid inviting insects in.
  • Review your roof. Have your roofer come out and take a look to see if any minor repairs need to be done before major issues develop.

A little bit of preventative maintenance goes a long way to preserving the value of your  home.

If you are looking for contractors to help you with any of these maintenance items please feel free to contact Allison Ziefert of Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty. I have gotten to be an expert in the maintenance issues of S. Orange and Maplewood homes, having owned one myself for quite a while and with my experience as a local realtor 🙂