Buying a new home is an exciting time. However, within the process of decorating your new space or picking a new paint colour, there are few maintenance measures you should be doing too. 


1) Seal Up Your Windows:


This simple project can save you lots of money on you energy bill. If you've noticed chilly spots near windows in your home, you might have an air leak. Before you start caulking, clean the area around your windows thoroughly, and remove all the old caulking with a putty knife Apply you caulking to all the points of window frame with one continue stream, avoiding starts and stops. Work deep into the cracks, and if you caulking oozes out, use a putty knife push to push it back in and smooth it out.



2) Check Your Gutters:


If this project is ignores, clogged gutters can cause serious damage to your home, including to your foundation and being torn away from your home completely. Experts suggest to clean our your gutters on a quarterly basis if you have lots of trees on your property. If you don't  have many trees, you would only need to clean your gutters twice a year.



3) Have a Toolbox Handy:


Every home should be equipped with a toolbox. When issues arise or when you take on a home project, you'll need your toolbox. Fill it with the essentials, including a tape measure, level, hammer, nails and any power tools you might need. 



4) Watch For Pests:


Pests can cause serious damage to your home, which is why it's important to know the signs of an infestation before it becomes an expensive problem. Take preventative measures, such as sealing up entry points, eliminating water sources and keeping food stored properly in  sealed containers, to deter pests from coming inside. However, sometimes, preventative isn't enough; if you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a local pest control professional.


Sources: Lauren Topor's weblog. 

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