You might not have to worry about snow removal or frozen pipes in South Florida, but your property till needs a little TLC from time to time. Here are some of the most important kinds of maintenance you should perform on your South Florida home.
You should always check these maintenance details when you first move into a new home. But even if you’ve lived in your house or condo for years, you’ll still need to follow some of these basic maintenance recommendations.
Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. It needs regular attention from qualified professionals to help keep it in top working condition. When you first move into a new home, it’s a good idea to get a fresh inspection and service on your water heater.
Even if the previous owners serviced the water heater recently, it’s worth bringing in your own professional to make sure you have all the information. Talk to your contractor about how much longer your water heater will stay efficient, and whether your home has upgrade options like on-demand water heating.
Your plumbing is critical to the health and comfort of your home. Even though your plumbing is unlikely to have freezing problems living in South Florida, other common problems can damage your plumbing system.
Every season, take a few minutes to go through your home and test all of your faucets and appliances. Take special care to check the faucets anywhere you don’t use often, like your guest bathroom. Make sure you also check outdoor hose spigots since leaks in the plumbing leading to those spigots can be easy to miss.
An hour or so after you check all the faucets and spigots, go through your home and check for any wet spots on the walls, floors, or ceiling.
Your central air system is huge when it comes to comfort in your home, and proper maintenance is important.
The main maintenance your HVAC system needs is regular filter changes. Most air systems will need a new filter every month. Even if your HVAC is designed to use re-usable filters you’ll still need to remove the filter, clean it, and put it back once a month.
Your air ducts can collect dust and spores and other airborne contaminants easily. Getting your ducts cleaned at least every couple of years will help keep your home healthier and easier to enjoy.
Like your water filter, your HVAC system needs an occasional check-up and tune-up. You should get your HVAC system professionally checked every year and get recommendations for future care and when it’s time to start saving up for a new system.
If you need any help in these areas, contact Great Florida Homes and we will gladly refer you to a professional to help you with your home’s maintenance!
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