5 Simple Maintenance Tips for a Beautiful Home

You have just invested your hard earned money in a stunning home in a beautiful community. Congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life and you deserve to kick back and enjoy it. However, don’t kick back for too long. You do not want your home to become worn down, so be sure to use these simple maintenance tips to ensure that your recent investment lasts a lifetime.

So long, mildew!

Your bathroom is the number one mildew offender. Due to the mass amount of moisture involved in using the bathroom and the typically shut door, mildew can grow all around your bathroom. Try to turn on an exhaust fan or keep the window open while you shower to avoid trapping moisture and mildew in your bathroom. In addition, remember to hang your towels up to dry instead of leaving them on the ground or anywhere else! Liquid mildew cleaning agents are available for homeowners looking to completely rid their bathroom of mildew.

Make Rules About Shoes

Keep your brand new floors free from damage by setting up designated places for your family and guests to leave shoes when they come inside. This rule doesn’t have to be for the entire house, but if you have valuable flooring or carpet in some rooms, this is the best way to keep it looking brand new for years to come.

Take care of plumbing problems ASAP

A common homeowner headache is a clogged or broken plumbing system. From waking up at 2AM to a pipe burst, to going to wash the dishes and your water won’t turn on, plumbing can be quite the nuisance. However, if you do not take care of these problems right away, you could be compromising the integrity of your home and plumbing system. The longer you wait to fix the problem, the more you’ll end up paying to fix it in the long run. Do yourself a favor and take a look at your complete plumbing system on a frequent basis. Check for leaks, tears, holes and any other signs of damage.

Make “Wall Washing” Part of Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Back in the old days, homeowners didn’t have air conditioning, so they would literally wash the walls in their houses to keep mold and mildew at bay. Now, we don’t have that problem, but paint can still become discolored over time from air pollutants, dust, oils, scuffs, and just general wear and tear. Almost any painted wall can be cleaned. Eggshell or satin finish can usually be buffed up with a magic eraser, while flat paint generally responds well to warm water and a soft sponge. Ask your local paint supplier what the best method is to keep your beautiful walls looking new and bright.

Check your smoke detector

This is quite possibly the simplest maintenance tip of all! If you do not check your smoke detector, how will you know it is broken until disaster strikes? Avoid having to deal with smoke damage or a disaster and regularly check your smoke detectors.

The simplest maintenance is prevention. Regularly inspect all areas of your home, from the floor to the ceiling. Call us today for more information about our homes, communities, and if you have any maintenance concerns while living in one of our communities.