Responsibilities of a Homeowner

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Congratulations! You are now an official homeowner. However, being a homeowner is not all fun and games. You have to understand that you now have commitments as a homeowner. We want you to be a responsible homeowner, and that is what we are going to talk about right now. How you can have your home tidy, neat and clean, and protecting your investment at the same time.

Now that you are now a homeowner, one of the responsibilities that you must fulfill is the maintenance of your home. You must keep your home in good working order. In order to do this, you need to create a periodic maintenance schedule.

Monthly

Inspect your HVAC filters – Experts recommends that you change filters monthly, but this is not necessarily true for everyone. If you do not have any dogs or cats or any pets for that matter, or no one in your family has allergies, then it is safe for you to change your filters every 2-3 months. Nevertheless, you still need to inspect it and if you find it dirty, change it. Otherwise, you can skip this month and inspect it the very next month again if it needs changing. Experts also recommend that you get the cheaper filters if you need to change filters every month instead of buying the expensive ones.

Maintain kitchen sink disposal – There are practically a bunch of ways to do this. However, the one that we recommend is using vinegar ice cubes. You just need to put vinegar in an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Afterwards, you can just let the ice run through the disposal. This can make your disposal fresh again.

Quarterly

Flush unused toilets – If there are unused toilets in your house, typically this applies to guest bathrooms, you need to flush them to avoid any dirt and grime build up. Running water can help prevent this.

Keep your smoke detectors in check – This is an important task that should not be taken lightly. All you have to do is press the “test” button to check if the alarm is still working. If not, go ahead and change the batteries and test again.

Biannually

General cleaning – Every 6 months choose one day for your whole family to take part in cleaning the house. Be sure to clean everything from windows to appliances to every corner of the house to keep dirt and grime from building up over time. This will certainly get your home working like a well-oiled clock.

These are the highlights of what you can do to maintain your new home and at the same time keeping value in your investment. Again, congratulations on your new home and we know that you will become one responsible homeowner.

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