Moving into a beautiful new build can be one of the most exciting moments. After you’ve moved into your beautiful new build, it’s time to keep it maintained. Maintaining your new build will help you get the most of your home and save on future repair costs. Follow these tips to get started:
Follow Your Builder’s Recommendations
It’s not your job to know everything about your home, but it is your builders! Your builder knows the best ways to maintain your home. When you do a walkthrough with your builder, they will explain how everything works and recommend maintenance tips. Make sure to listen carefully and take notes so you can preserve your home.
If you want to learn more about your home, refer to the owner’s manuals. This will go into further detail about how every appliance and system should work. You can also refer to the owner’s manual if something isn’t working correctly.
Look After Your Yard
Taking care of a new build also means taking care of your yard. The soil in your yard will have been disrupted by the construction. Take time to pay attention to your yard as the soil begins to resettle.
When you start watering your land, have the water flow away from your house. This will help avoid any drainage problems while the soil is still settling. This will additionally help you get a healthy yard without putting your home at risk!
Know the Specifics of Your Home Warranty
Your home warranty will usually last for a 12 month period that will cover certain issues. Your warranty will generally cover workmanship and materials that were part of the construction. This includes HVAC, plumbing, electrical, windows, and certain structural scenarios.
When issues start to occur in the first year, you will at least be partially covered. You will not be covered if the issues are caused by neglect or if it is not included in the stipulations of the warranty.
If you want to know more about your home warranty, the Federal Trade Commission has a page with information about warranties for newly built homes.
There are many things you can do to maintain your new home build, these are just a few tips to help you get started. The experts at Adkins Building and Construction are ready to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!