As a longtime Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, there are certain minor home maintenance tasks that every homeowner should be able to comfortably do themselves. Whether you own a property in Oak Shores, Heritage Ranch or own one of the homes on Lake Nacimiento, chances are that you understand the importance of home maintenance. While major projects should always be left to the licensed professionals, there are a few minor maintenance tasks that homeowners should know how to do too. Here’s how to do a handful of simple maintenance around your Lake Nacimiento real estate!
–Cleaning the gutters. Clearing the gutters of debris and leaves is imperative for keeping up your Lake Nacimiento real estate. Use a leaf blower or hose to clean out the gutters a few times a year. This will prevent your home from becoming unsightly as well as prevent ice dams in the winter months, the latter of which can cause interior and exterior damage if left untreated.
–Installing a new thermostat. Upgrading to an energy-efficient, programmable thermostat can do wonders for your Lake Nacimiento real estate! Start saving money on your utility bills today by simply turning off the breaker to your heating and air conditioning system, removing the old thermostat and installing the new one. Depending on the number of wires (two or four, typically), you can then decide what thermostats are available for your home.
–Unclogging your sink. Clogged sinks are an annoyance that all homeowners occasionally have to deal with. Skip the time and money spent on liquid chemicals, and check the pipes beneath the sink yourself! Place a bucket beneath the pipes and unscrew the U-shaped pipe (known as a P-trap). The P-trap can then be easily cleaned, sanitized and any clogs removed.
–Pressure washing the exterior. Renting a pressure washer and using it along the exterior of your Lake Nacimiento real estate is almost like giving it a makeover! By working from the top to the bottom, you can quickly remove several years’ worth of built-up grime and dirt. Avoid pointing the hose at a 90-degree angle to keep from accidentally stripping paint or damaging siding and enjoy the shine of a like-new, dirt-free home!
–Sealing the driveway. A great way to add curb appeal and make your home appealing to visitors, start by repairing small cracks in the driveway and washing it carefully. Ensure that there is no rain in the forecast for the near future and apply the driveway sealant in small patches at a time. Keep everything – cars, people, pets, etc – off of the driveway for at least 24 hours while the sealant dries and sets.
Home maintenance can oftentimes seem arduous, but a proactive attitude and a bit of knowledge can go quite a long way! Take on each project one at a time, do all of the research necessary and don’t hurry through it. If you reach a tough spot, call in professionals and don’t be afraid to ask questions. As always, if you have any real estate concerns, call Oak Shores Realty today. We are local buying and selling experts with a strong presence in the community, and we look forward to helping you today!
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