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Home Maintenance Checklist After Buying A Lakeland Fl Home For Sale

Home Maintenance Checklist After Buying A Lakeland Fl Home For Sale

Home Maintenance Checklist after Buying a Lakeland FL HomeSo you bought a house in Lakeland FL after months and months of renting. You are excited and have settled into your beautiful home, but wait... there are things that needs maintenance after buying a Lakeland Fl home for sale. There is no landlord or a property management company to call for a broken dishwasher, refrigerator or a/c unit.

Here is a list of a few routine maintenance and minor home repairs that a homebuyer should expect in their first year after moving into a Lakeland Fl home. Tackling these issues early on will help avoid more costly fixes in the long term:

On the Week of the Move-In:

Turn on all appliances and run them on a complete cycle. Even if you have already had a professional home inspection done on the home, you should test everything again upon moving in.

45 Days After Moving In:

The filter on your HVAC system should be changed and the air intake vents vacuumed out.

6 Months After Moving In:

Inspect your home’s exterior during summer and fall to make sure that rainwater is draining properly. Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent clogging.

Once a Year:

Inspect the roof of your home for any shingles that may be missing and check the chimney for gaps. Check the ceilings in the home for water spots and indication of potential leaks.

Every 2 Years:

Homeowners of Lakeland Fl homes should hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect the air conditioner, furnace, and water heater. A broken reservoir could spill 40 gallons of water in a few hours if not fixed so it would be best for homeowners to install a water alarm with sensors in the collection pan under the water heater. These sensors cost $25 only and can save homeowners from potentially costly water damage.

 

Doing these routine maintenance, regular checks and minor repairs could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars from potentially bigger costs in the future so make sure to do them consistently and regularly after purchasing your Lakeland Fl home for sale.

Authored by Petra Norris 

 

Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
 
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
 
Lakeland Florida Home Search
 
3 commentsPetra Norris • October 14 2013 09:47AM
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