Spring officially starts on the 20th of March. On this day, many homeowners will start doing their ritual spring-cleaning. Spring also signals the start of the real estate market’s busy season, which means homeowners must do everything they can to protect their Randolph County NC home values.
Spring-cleaning is actually more than just a ritual, it does more than clean and repair the home. It actually safeguards the home’s value. So here are some items you shouldn’t forget to include in your spring-cleaning list:
1. Roof. Survey your roof for damage. Debris such as leaves and twigs that clogged the gutters may have caused moisture to penetrate the roofing and trigger molding or rotting underneath. Look for holes or rust in the metal seals around the joints of your roof or flashings, chimneys, skylights, or any other items that go through the roof.
2. Basement and foundation. Check your basement and underneath the home for puddles left by the spring rains. Your home’s foundation must remain dry even if it is raining outside. Water damage greatly affects Randolph County NC homes’ values. Once you notice the first signs of damage, call an expert and have it repaired immediately.
3. Drains. Clean all your drains at least twice or thrice a year to avoid the plumbing getting backed-up. Check your garbage disposal, too. One simple tip for cleaning using simple household items are to mix equal parts vinegar, baking soda, and salt and pour it down the drain followed with 2 quarts of water after 30 seconds. Let the mixture soak overnight before running water again.
Protecting your Randolph County NC home will make a huge difference in the value of your property come the busy season in selling homes. But you don’t have to wait until you sell your home before doing these regular maintenance checks on your home. If you have a property-related concern, call me!