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New Homeowner Maintenance for your New Construction Home

New Homeowner Maintenance for your New Construction Home I Summerpark Homes

As a new homeowner, you may have assumed that your builder would cover all maintenance tasks under warranty. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. It's essential to understand that homeowners are responsible for the regular maintenance of their homes, even if they are new builds. Neglecting maintenance tasks can lead to costly repairs down the line. Here are some regular maintenance tasks you'll need to perform to keep your home in tip-top shape:

  • Clean your gutters: Gutters are an essential component of your home's roofing system. They collect rainwater and direct it away from your home's foundation. However, they can become clogged with leaves, debris, and other materials over time, preventing proper water flow. To prevent water damage to your home, it's essential to clean your gutters at least twice a year.

  • Test your smoke detectors: Smoke detectors are a critical safety feature in your home. They alert you to the presence of smoke and can help prevent fires. However, they need to be tested regularly to ensure that they are working correctly. Test your smoke detectors once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

  • Change your air filters: Your HVAC system's air filters help keep the air in your home clean and free of pollutants. However, they can become clogged with dust and debris over time, reducing their effectiveness. Change your air filters every three months to keep your HVAC system running efficiently.

  • Maintain your appliances: Your appliances, such as your refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machine, need regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Read the manufacturer's instructions for each appliance and perform the recommended maintenance tasks, such as cleaning the lint trap in your dryer or defrosting your freezer.

  • Check for water leaks: Water leaks can cause significant damage to your home's structure and lead to mold growth. Regularly check your pipes, faucets, and appliances for signs of leaks, such as water stains or puddles.

  • Inspect your roof: Your home's roof protects you and your family from the elements. Inspect your roof at least once a year for signs of damage, such as missing or cracked shingles. Address any issues promptly to prevent water damage to your home.

By performing these regular maintenance tasks, you can help keep your home in excellent condition and prevent costly repairs down the line. Remember, as a homeowner, you are responsible for the upkeep of your home, even if it's a new build. For more information on home maintenance or to inquire about warranty coverage, contact Summerpark Homes today.


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