Home Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

The month of July has always been one to enjoy all kinds of warm summer weather and activities such as barbecues. On the other hand, it’s also important that you never ignore all kinds of important home maintenance tasks that you should complete in order to ensure that your home is kept looking as good as possible.

Here are four of the most important home maintenance tips for new homeowners that should be completed during the month of July to consider making note of.

*First and foremost, perhaps one of the most important July home maintenance tasks involves waterproofing your basement, especially if you’ve started to notice that this area of your home has started to become either wet or damp in any way. This is actually a common issue that can occur in many basements, and it’s also one that should cause all kinds of concern as well, as small-sized cracks can end up becoming much bigger issues if they aren’t taken care of quickly. If you’re able to identify the main source of the issue, then all it may take to fix it is a quick patch. On the other hand, larger-sized cracks in either the foundation or walls will end up requiring much more work.

*Another important July home maintenance task involves upgrading your home security. If you will be away from your home for vacation during this time of year, you will need to ensure that your home is as secure as possible when you’re gone, especially since studies show that burglary rates tend to be the highest during the summer season. By installing a newer security system, you will be able to have the peace of mind that you need to ensure that your home is completely secure whenever you aren’t there, regardless of how long you will be gone.

*One other important July home maintenance task involves having your water heater inspected in order to determine whether or not any repairs will be required. Oftentimes, water heaters will need to be drained in order to wash any sediment out that has built up at the bottom of the tank itself. In the event that you notice that any repairs will need to be made, it’s always a good idea to get them done as soon as possible as opposed to waiting until much later, as waiting to get the repairs done will end up resulting in you being out of hot water when you need it the most.

*Another important July home maintenance task is to consider completing a small paint project in your home, especially if you’ve been considering giving one of your rooms a brand new look without actually wanting to make any major changes. Oftentimes, these types of projects are able to be completed in a single weekend, such as painting trim, an accent wall, a small mural, or repainting outdoor stairs. Regardless of the type of small paint project you want to complete, take the time to determine exactly where your imagination will end up taking you.

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