A new construction house is a true blessing, you might even have contributed directly to the design itself! Moving into a new, customized home means you won’t have to worry about any repairs, serious renovations, or other problems. On the other hand, new homeowners should be fully aware of how they can maintain a new custom home that was just built. Read on for a handful of tips you won’t want to overlook for maintaining and upkeeping a custom house!
Listen to Your Custom House Builder
Your custom house builder keeps you updated on each phase of the construction process until the last fixture is fully installed. During this time, you’ll be likely to have a walkthrough of the home and understand where everything is and how each thing works in each room. Your home builder will show you either during or at the very end how to operate the electrical panel, the plumbing system, the HVAC unit, and everything of that sort.
Read Over the Homeowner’s Manual for the Custom House
Details for these types of appliances should be located in your homeowner’s manual. Make sure you read over it carefully and ask questions if you do not understand anything. Your custom house builders will be able to help out with any questions that you do have. The manual will give you everything you should know about how to correctly take care of your home safely.
Mind Your Custom House Yard
One can also fully maintain a new construction home by closely monitoring the property itself. New construction always involves grading the land so that water will flow off of it toward the nearest drainage system instead of towards the home. Expect the soil to settle over the first few years, and make sure to keep an eye on the land to ensure no drainage problems start to crop up.
Hone Your Good Housekeeping Skills
Maintenance starts at the beginning. Practicing good habits like circulating the air, keeping humidity low, cleaning the custom home, limiting your electricity use, and updating the HVAC air filters are all smart ways to keep the house clean, mold-free, and in solid working condition. Keep in mind that the amount of people in a home will determine what tool the home may take and how much maintenance is required.
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