Owning a home can be one of the most important parts of a satisfying lifestyle. The joy of coming home to someplace you can call your very own offers security and comfort. Yet owning an Asheville NC home comes with responsibilities as well; maintaining the home in proper condition is critical to avoid larger problems down the road. While some people are handier than others, we have a few simple maintenance skills to get you started! Let’s get into the 5 maintenance skills anyone can master.
1. How to Turn off Your Gas and Water
If you smell gas or have a water leak, taking quick action to shut off the source to the home while you wait for a professional can save thousands of dollars, and even lives.
2. Understanding How Electricity Is Fed to Your Home
Learn how to reset GFI outlets (ground-fault circuit interrupter) and popped breakers at the panel to avoid expensive house calls.
3. How to Find a Wall Stud
Invest in a stud finder so you can avoid pricy drywall repairs when hanging pictures or shelves.
4. How to Change Your Air Filters
Keep your air fresh and your HVAC systems running efficiently. This is a simple way to keep your home clean
5. How to Address Simple Plumbing
From fixing a running toilet to recaulking the shower, simple plumbing related issues can save money and service calls or even potential damage.
A quick visit to the local big box home supply store or an afternoon online watching repair videos can help any homeowner tackle a few simple do-it-yourself tasks around the house. Learning a few basic maintenance skills will ensure you and your loved ones are safe and you’ll help keep your Asheville home in top condition.
About Asheville Realty Group
Asheville Realty Group is a boutique brokerage firm offering full-service real estate services. We have locally experienced agents who specialize in residential homes, luxury homes, country-side acreage and everything in between. We love Asheville and the surrounding mountain communities that we call home!
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