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Home maintenance check list

Whether you’re a first time home owner or a seasoned vet, here is a short check list of things you should be doing that’ll prevent large problems down the road:
Furnace Filters: You should be changing your filters monthly during the winter season. By doing so, you eliminate the risk of having a clogged filter that will not only decrease your furnace’s efficiency, but also any excess strain on the blower unit.
Water heater: One more chore to put on your spring cleaning list should be to drain your water heater every year. Sediment has a tendency to build up over the year inside your water heater. By draining your water heater, you remove the majority of this sediment which can prolong the lifespan of your water heater.
Checking for leaks: From time to time, you should make a habit of poking your head underneath your sinks to check for leaks or water stains. If you catch these leaks early, you can avoid having to deal with extensive water damage down the road.
Know their lifespan: You should know the average lifespan on everything from your appliances to your roof and replace them as they near the end of it.
 Exterior Leaks: you should be checking around your home for any potential breach in exterior of your home with every changing season. Check for loose siding, missing shingles, and gaps around your home’s flashings. Problems with any of these can allow for water to get in and puddle between these items and your home which can lead to water damage or even mold.
Protect your foundation: Walk the perimeter of your home and even get underneath it if you have a crawl space. Check for any signs of cracking or deterioration. Also when checking the perimeter, make sure the ground’s pitch is going away from your home. Over time a home will settle, and may change the surrounding pitch of the ground with it. You always want water to drain away from your home.
Should you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me,(775) 220-1630
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Joshua Talayka
Chase International
Office: 775 850 5900
Toll Free: 877 922 5900
Cell: 775 220 1630
Fax: 775 850 5901
985 Damonte Ranch Pkwy, Ste. 110
Reno, Nevada (NV) 89521

About The Author

Josh Talayka
Aside from my knowledge and experience in the Real Estate Industry, i also bring to the table a background in both Retail Sales and the Information Technology Industry. My Sales experience gives me the ability to handle objections easily and quickly take control in any negotiation. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, I guarantee that with me in your corner you’ll have the upper hand throughout the transaction. My experience in the Information Technology Industry gives me a unique edge in today’s high paced, internet driven world.


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