Keeping your Jacksonville home neat and tidy must be at the top of your priority list. Afterall, it’s the key to a safe and healthy home environment, helping you live a happy and healthy life with your family.
Alongside this, home maintenance is equally important.
Carrying out frequent repairs and maintaining your house will help you avoid any sudden problems that might end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
In addition, not taking care of your home promotes poor air quality, sudden unexpected problems, disease-carrying rodents as well as invasive insects.
And if you are soon about to sell your home, it’s super-important to maintain your home, as such kinds of hazards may decrease your home’s value.
To protect you from such hazards, we have prepared this Jacksonville home maintenance checklist just for you.
Jacksonville Home Maintenance Checklist
Here’s what we’ll be taking a look at:
- Observing Your Home
- Controlling Dust
- Checking the Exterior
- Keeping Air Filters Clean
- Keeping Moisture Under Control
Observing Your Home
Observing your home is way more than figuring out problems or analyzing your home.
It’s open and receptive. You need to prepare a game-plan on how you plan to solve the problems once you have successfully figured them out.
Plus, it’s important to know where to look and what, which is why we have prepared a list of nine areas you should definitely observe:
- High-stress door and windows, caps and sills
- Cracked or sagging masonry stoop, foundation or steps
- Siding at lower levels, around the chimney, deck connections, under windows and doors
- Water running towards your Jacksonville home.
- Trim around the chimney, under poorly hung gutters, under roof valleys, at ends or corners
- Cracks in walls
- Peeling or discolored paint inside or outside
- Soft, discolored or unstable floors near exterior doors
Look for any kind of texture or color changes.
Is there something not in place?
Do you observe cracks in walls? Anything that’s odd?
In most cases, your naked eyes will easily be able to spot the problems.
And if they don’t, focus on the noises or squeaks.
Smell for musty odors. Is there any area where you start getting a headache once you set foot there?
Trust me; dust is a serious health hazard.
It’s 2020, and it’s really vital to take care of our health, now more than ever. It’s always been important, but we have started realizing it this year.
Not only does the dust contain skeletons as well as feces of dust mites, causing asthma or allergies, but it even comprises of chemicals coming off items in the home like pesticides or lead.
Hence, to protect yourself, always cover your mouth with a dampened cloth.
Alongside this, routinely wash items like throw rugs to keep yourself and your family members safe.
Or you can hire cleaning professionals to get the job done with ease.
Checking the Exterior
As much as it’s important to focus on the interior, it’s vital to inspect your home’s exterior as well.
Look for wear and tear signs.
Look for damage or decay to trimming around windows or doors.
Has the paint started to peel off?
Maybe, your lawn has gone to seed?
Once you have inspected the problems, you need to get the repairs done.
Keeping Air Filters Clean
This is the home maintenance aspect that’s overlooked quite often by the homeowners.
It includes your home air filtration system.
Clogged or dirty air filters can lead to a great deal of damage to the HVAC systems.
And you won’t believe me when I tell you, in the most extreme cases, there might be a breakdown or a fire.
Cleaning the air filters will prevent any of it and keep the pollution out of the air.
And the best thing is – it’s easy.
All you need to do is take them out and shake them clean or just brush them off, whatever’s comfortable for you.
Or you may even replace them.
Do this at least once a month.
This will help you promote a happy and healthy life and create an environment that you and your family members love every inch of.
Keeping Moisture Under Control
Moisture results in mold in the home.
And it’s home to dozens of health problems.
Plus, moisture attracts rodents and insects.
So, to reduce such risks, it’s advisable to carry out repairs to leaky pipes or sinks. Do it ASAP.
To reduce humidity, use exhaust fans in the bathroom or kitchen when showering or cooking.
If there aren’t any exhaust fans in place, you should always open windows while carrying out these activities.
This will help you keep moisture under control.
According to a study, home maintenance increases your home’s value by at least 1% every year.
Imagine ignoring a problem initially, only to end up spending thousands of dollars at a later stage. What’s worse is that not maintaining your home will decrease it’s worth.
As stated by Mack Strickland,
“If your home’s in poor condition,
it could lose 10% of its appraised value.”
If you are planning to sell your house, we’ll buy it from you just as-is.
You don’t have to conduct any repairs, just to impress us.
And that’s a promise.
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