Home Maintenance – Spring and Summer Checklist

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When summer and spring set in, you should take advantage of the seasons to carry out a home maintenance routine. A routine maintenance will ensure your home stays clean and units are working optimally.

Below is a cleaning checklist you can follow during summer or spring to maintain your home.

Exterior Maintenance

Roof. Check the roof for any signs of trouble. You don’t need to climb the roof to inspect it. With your eyes or a pair of binoculars, you can easily spot trouble. Staff from Missions Restoration suggest that you should check for cracked shingles that may be allowing water in or nail-pops­­ on the roof. These should be replaced to keep the roof at peak performance. Check their website at MissionsRestorations.com

Chimney. Inspect the chimney joints and check whether any bricks or stones have fallen out. Also, look for vegetation growing on the chimney or a white calcium-like deposit. Any signs of such a white deposit will be a signal that the chimney should be resealed.

Foundations. As you inspect the exteriors, check the foundation for masonry cracks. If you spot some cracks, hire a foundation specialist to fix them.

Exterior walls. Look for trouble spots on your brick, stucco or wood siding walls. If you spot water stains, this means the gutters are not containing roof runoff adequately. Check whether there are any damaged areas or knots that have popped out.

Windows. Check the caulking and weather stripping on your windows and ensure they are intact. Otherwise, the windows will let in air when you don’t need it. If you spot condensation inside the glass, your water seal is compromised.

Interior Maintenance

General Cleaning. Clean the areas of the house that are usually neglected. For example, clean the ceiling fans, table lap joints, tops of wall-mounted cabinets, window casing and vinyl blinds. If you find residue in the kitchen, wash the walls and cabinets with warm water and mild detergent.

Air Conditioning. If you moved in a while back with the help of a moving company, check that your AC units are in good working condition. Check the hose connections for leaks, vacuum any dust settled on the unit and change the filters.

Attics. Check for signs of critters and insect colonies. Also, check for molds and ensure proper ventilation. Clean the attic before the warm weather sets in.

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How to Improve Your Home Before a Sale!

Too expensive to give your Prescott, AZ home a new look before putting it up for a sale? Below, we have listed the best styling tips and fixes you can easily do on your own! Even with a small budget, you can increase the price of your real estate property and get more bidders by following these tips.

Start by Clearing!

Remove unnecessary items and furniture. The room may not feel furnished but it will be airy and have plenty of space! This means leaving fewer and bigger things rather than several small items. Also, remember to remove personal items such as photographs, baby chair, name boards, toothbrushes, etc. Potential buyers want to picture themselves in their future home.

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The rooms should feel airy and spacious. Therefore, clear unneeded personal gadgets.

Make a stylish entrance

You only get one chance to make a good first impression with your Prescott AZ real estate for sale. The hall will provide the first impression of your home! Is there room for a small occasional table or a window?

Decorate the hall with a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers and a nice candle holder that spreads a cozy glow. If possible, set up storage where you can hide away jackets and shoes. Put a small end table in the hall with a vase with a bouquet of flowers to make a welcoming impression.

In with bright fabrics!

You want your home to feel light and airy?  Then choose bright textiles. A large white carpet may make the living room feel snug. At the same time, the bright color will make of the room feel larger.

Green is nice

To create life in the rooms, you need organic items. Some flowering plants or something green. If you have large empty corners, you can put green wallpapers. The wallpapers can fill the space and create a vibrant feel. This is important when it comes to styling. Work with contrasting wallpapers  to create an interesting interior.

Books add a nice decor detail

After removing all the private stuff , there may be empty shelves. You can fill up the shelves with books and storage boxes. You can buy the books for cheap at the flea market. You can also add a plant or candlesticks to decorate the interior.

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