Your Flushing Real Estate Spring Maintenance Checklist
Caring for your Flushing real estate while you live there is the best way to get top dollar for it when it's time to sell. If selling is the farthest thing from your mind, you'll still want to maintain your home to avoid budget-busting repairs in the future.
Spring is the perfect time to give your home some much-needed TLC. If you are looking for ways to keep your Flushing real estate in tip-top shape, here are a few things you can do to make sure your home is in prime condition for another year:
- Sound the alarm.
Run a test on your fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector, and replace the batteries if needed.
- Wake up your A/C.
Your air conditioner has probably been lying dormant for nine months. Test it out before the brutal urban heat arrives. You'll have plenty of time to contact your landlord, HOA or your own contractor to fix a faulty A/C in your Flushing real estate.
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils.
We bet you've never tackled this task before! It's a simple thing you can do to make sure your fridge is performing at its best.
- Wash your windows.
New York City grime tends to collect on the windows in Flushing real estate. Clean the inside of your windows and vacuum dirt, dead bugs and the like from the tracks. Get the outside if you can, but if it's too dangerous, let it be.
- Shampoo your carpets.
Carpets in older homes look dingy over time. Have yours professionally cleaned before summer arrives to brighten your space.
- Go on pest patrol.
Inspect your home thoroughly for evidence of ants, mice or other creepy crawlies. While you're doing that, make sure that your home doesn't attract these not-so-welcome creatures. Eliminate crumbs, stow food securely and keep your outdoor spaces trash-free to ensure that you're not opening your home to unwelcome guests.
If you need a professional to help bring your Flushing real estate up to speed for summer, contact Flushing Realty today for a list of local contractors!
Contact us at (718) 997-6000 or email us here for more information.