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Maintenance Tips for Your New Construction Home

You’ve purchased one of the new construction homes in Chesterfield VA and it probably feels like there’s little to do to care for your home other than regular cleaning. Yet there are essential maintenance tasks to keep in mind in order to preserve the value of your investment and prevent costly repairs down the road. With minimal time and effort, you’ll be good to go for years to come.

First things first, be sure to make regular inspections. Make it a habit to inspect your home at least once a year, if not more. Check for any signs of wear and tear, from leaky faucets to cracks in the walls. Early detection can save you a ton of headaches down the road.

Your HVAC system is the lifeline of your home, especially during those sweltering summers and chilly winters. Change your air filters regularly, usually every one to three months, depending on usage. Also, don’t forget to schedule annual maintenance checks to keep everything running smoothly.

Next up, keep an eye on your plumbing. Those pipes might be brand new, but they’re not invincible. Watch for any leaks or drips, and be sure to address them right away. A little drip can easily turn into a costly problem if not fixed early. Also stay on top of any blockages so they don’t turn into a major mess.

No one enjoys cleaning gutters, but it’s crucial for preventing water damage to your home. Make it a point to clean them twice a year, especially during the fall when leaves are falling like confetti but quickly turning to soggy blockages with just a little rain. You don’t want water that should be flowing through the gutters to pool around the foundations of your house.

Similarly, stay on top of overall landscaping and exterior maintenance. Not only does it enhance your curb appeal but it also protects your home. Make sure shrubs and trees planted near the home don’t have roots that could damage the foundation. Also, go ahead and invest in a power washer. You’ll be surprised at how satisfying it is to power wash siding, decks, and driveways to remove dirt, mold, and mildew. Also make sure any ventilation areas on the exterior of your home aren’t being blocked.

Last but not least, it’s important to maintain all of your new appliances. Take the time to read the manufacturer’s instructions for proper care and maintenance, and don’t forget to clean those filters regularly.

With these simple maintenance tips, you can keep  your new construction homes in Chesterfield VA in pristine condition for years to come. If you’re still looking for a new construction home, then contact us today to learn about our quality-built homes in outstanding communities and soon you can have your own brand new home!

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