Home maintenance involves not only developing a course of action to keep your new modern home clean and tidy. Regular or general maintenance is necessary to keep your home’s energy efficiency on point.
General maintenance helps to prevent and avoid major repairs in the future, and most importantly, it is essential to maintaining your home’s value. New homeowners might get overwhelmed when thinking about their new custom home’s maintenance. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we have brought together a list of practical maintenance tips to assist you in keeping your custom luxury home at its best, and we have divided these chores at different times of the year make your home maintenance easy and organized.
For specific seasonal tips, you can check out our articles: 3 Important Tips for Preparing your Custom Infill Home for Spring and 3 Easy Steps to Take Care of your Home during Winter.
Monthly check-ups for your Modern Custom Home
Calgary home builders recommend testing your HVAC regularly. Experts are divided; some believe your HVAC filters should be changed monthly whereas other experts recommend doing this every two to three months. The frequency for changing your HVAC filters may depend on the size of the family, if you have allergies, and if you have pets at home.
Other important monthly check-ups recommended by Calgary custom builders are to check water pipes and seal up any leaks; water leaks can be very damaging to your home in the long run. Finally, don’t forget about checking your kitchen sink disposal regularly, to avoid future complications with it, such as build-up that could cause clogging.
Custom Home Builder Quarterly Tips
Some items that need maintenance quarterly are smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, alarms, and your garage door. Custom home builders recommend testing detectors and alarms, this is an easy task that only requires pressing the test button.
Check if your garage door would reverse when obstructed by any object or when its sensor gets interrupted. If it doesn't work, contact your home builder to get the original suppliers to check it. Finally, it is advisable to check your furnace filters quarterly as well.
Biannual Tips for Your Luxury Home
Having biannual deep cleans will help you prepare for big seasonal changes, check that all your appliances are working as expected and freshen the look of your house. Inspect the electrical cord of your appliances to ensure they are undamaged. Also, check that your windows and doors are working properly, especially before winter. Look for window cracks, tear, and wear.
General Maintenance Tips for Custom Infill Homes
Your home’s external appearance tells a lot about its condition. Some of the general check-ups that homeowners should take care of are the exteriors. Maintaining the landscape, garden and deck of your custom home will extend your home value.
Adding a coat of paint will also contribute to keeping your house’s look on point the entire year. Finally, creating a maintenance calendar with a checklist can be an excellent choice to remember all these little tips to efficiently take care of your dream home.
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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)
Checking your homes’ systems, appliances, and exteriors are great ways to maintain and extend the value of your new custom home.