New Year Means New Goals, Here Are Some For Your Home

Dated: January 6 2021

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We may be a little removed from New Years Day, but its not too late to make some 2021 resolutions for your home.

 1. Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need to fixed. Its just a fact that comes with home ownership. Rather than letting expensive repairs take you by surprise, start planning for them. Set aside some money each month that you can eventually draw from when an appliance breaks or unexpected damage occurs.

2. Inspect your fireplace: Even if you have a gas fireplace, you should still inspect the valves and ceramic logs yearly to ensure that everything is operating safely and correctly. If you have wood fireplace, hire a certified chimney sweep to do the job.

 3. Maintain your garage door: Garage doors are big and heavy, and that puts a lot of stress on the hinges and tracks that are use to open and close the door several times a day. A regularly scheduled $50 inspection could save you hundreds or thousands in the long run.

 4. Tune up your furnace: Regular furnace inspections will help identify minor problems before they turn into major ones. Also, set reminders to replace your furnace filter.

 5. Clean your coils: The No. 1 refrigerator maintenance task should be cleaning the condenser coils. They can get clogged with hair and dust, reducing your fridges efficiency. Have you cleaned yours lately? You can hire a professional to do it, but its also an easy do-it-yourself job.

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Brent Waldie

When you look to buy or sell a home with me, you can trust that you’ll be supported throughout the entire process. From marketing, to showing your space before potential buyers, I will walk with you....

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