Basic Home Maintenance Tips For All New Homeowners

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Prepare ahead of time

As a new homeowner, it is now your job to take care of every little thing around your home and this is a definite year round job. It is recommended that you obtain the proper tools needed for any small repairs that may come up. This also includes keeping any seasonal accessories that you may need in storage. Additionally, it is a good idea to obtain a storage space for your accessories and tools.


Keep a list of handymen

As a first time homeowner, it is recommended that you obtain a list of professionals that you may need to contact in case of a home maintenance emergency. Obtain referrals from friends or families or conduct an online search for professionals with good ratings.


Get to know your new home’s operating systems

Make sure to know exactly where your home’s main water line, and fuse and breaker boxes are located in the event that you may need to shut them off.


Upkeep the outside of your home

Keep track of the exterior of your new home including siding, gutters and grading. Keeping these elements of your home in a well maintained condition will save you time and money in the long run in terms of repair costs.


Keep a stash of savings for back up repairs

Even if you are purchasing a brand new Erath County area home, emergencies are still likely to come up and it is a good idea to have funds available for those occasions. Maintenance expenses can add up and having a financial back up will help you in the long run.


If you are interested in learning additional information about the homes and properties in the Stephenville area, please contact us for more information. We would be happy to share with you the details of the wonderful Stephenville area real estate opportunities that currently exist on the market.

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