Dear Property Manager –
I recently bought a one family home in the Charlotte, NC area after moving here from an apartment in Michigan.
My new next door neighbor started telling me about some of the maintenance he does on his house annually and I realized I need a list of what needs to be done and how often.
Do you have such a list available?
Dear Mark –
You are wise to jump on preventive home maintenance from the outset to avoid having problems arise. Just as in medical or dental care, those homeowners that do regular preventive maintenance and “checkups” are less likely to incur unexpected and expensive repairs.
Below is a list of activities we recommend every homeowner undertake, and their frequency:
1. HVAC (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) Inspection – Quarterly
2. Gutter Cleaning – Seasonally
3. Roof Assessment – Annually
4. Electrical Inspection – Quarterly
There are also other areas that should be reviewed annually such as whether decks need to be refinished, exterior painting/power washing done, fences repaired, driveways resurfaced, bricks repointed, chimneys cleaned, etc.
If you are seeking seasoned pros to handle these services, as well as other maintenance needs such as painting, light carpentry, general home maintenance, plumbing, lock replacement, and appliance maintenance, we at Kuester now offer Professional Home Maintenance Services covering everything from routine general maintenance, to preventive services, to 24 hour on call emergency services. Working with us, you can expect competitive rates and you’ll rest assured that the work will be done by skilled, licensed professionals.
We look forward to speaking with you about your home maintenance needs. Please call us today at 803.802.0004.