Deferred Maintenance and your property value...

 

 

Deferred maintenance will dramatically reduce the value of a residence and cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in net proceeds at the time a home is sold. This seasonal maintenance checklist is designed to aid you in maintaining your home in its best possible condition and in maximizing its value. I hope you find it useful. Thank you. You are appreciated!

A*

B*

C*

D*

 

1.

Foundation & Masonry: Basements, exterior walls: to prevent seepage & condensation problems.

 

A

Check basement for dampness & leakage after wet weather.

X

 

 

 

B

Check foundation walls, steps, retaining walls, walks, patios,
driveways, garage floors, etc. for cracks, heaving, crumbling.

 

X

 

 

C

Check chimneys, deteriorated chimney caps, loose & missing mortar.

 

X

X

 

D

Maintain grading sloped away from foundation walls.

 

 

 

X

 

2.

Roofs & Gutters: To prevent roof leaks, condensation, seepage & decay
problems.

 

A

Check for damaged, loose or missing shingles, blisters.

 

X

X

 

B

Check for leaking, misaligned or damaged gutters, down spouts (leaders), Hangers (straps), gutter guards & strainers.

 

X

X

 

C

Clean gutters, leaders, strainers, window wells, and drains.
Be sure down spouts direct water away from foundation.

X

 

 

 

D

Cut back tree limbs growing on or over the roof.

 

 

X

 

E

Check antenna supports for sturdiness and possible source of leakage.

 

 

 

X

F

Check flashings around roof stacks, vents, skylights & chimneys
as sources of leakage.

 

X

X

 

G

Check vents, louvers & chimneys for birds nests, squirrels & insects.

 

X

X

 

H

Check facia boards and soffits for paint flaking, leakage or decay.

 

X

 

 

 

 

3.

Exterior Walls: To prevent paint failure, decay & moisture penetration
problems.

 

A

Check painted surface for paint flaking or paint failure.

X

 

 

 

B

Check siding, shingles & trim for damage, looseness,
warping & decay.

X

 

 

 

C

Check exterior masonry walls for cracks, looseness,
and missing or broken mortar.

 

 

X

 

D

Cut back & trim shrubbery against sidewalls.

 

X

X

 

 

 

4.

Doors & Windows: To prevent air & weather penetration problems.

 

A

Check caulking & check for decay around doors, windows,
corner boards, joints. Recaulk as needed.

 

 

X

 

B

Check glazing putty around windows.

 

 

X

 

C

Check weather stripping.

 

 

X

 

 

 

5.

Electrical: For safe electrical performance.

 

A

Learn location of electrical panel box for breakers or fuses.
Never overfuse.

 

 

 

 

B

Trip circuit breakers every six months and ground fault
interrupters (G.F.I.) monthly.

X

 

 

 

C

Mark & label each circuit.

X

 

 

 

D

Check condition of lamp cords, extension cords & plugs.
Replace at first sign of wear damage.

X

 

 

 

 

 

* A = Do periodically      B = Perform in the spring      C = Perform in the fall      D = Perform annually

 

Would you like to know the value of a property you own, or would like to own?
If so, please call me for a no cost, no-obligation, and professional evaluation.

 

 

 

Dieter Turek

Dieter Turek

Managing Broker
CENTURY 21 Dreams Inc., Brokerage*
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