We know you San Antonio homeowners
love your Weston Dean home, but the truth is that time is a home's worst enemy. Though your home is built to withstand the test of time, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your house looking like the day you bought it.
First, there are several routine maintenance measures you should consider on a yearly or as-needed basis. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at least every six months and replace any dead batteries immediately. Have your fireplace cleaned and replace your furnace filters yearly. Have your air conditioning unit inspected annually as well.
Checking on each of these items and testing appliances will help you avoid costly, unexpected repairs that are easily avoidable with routine maintenance.
Your floors are a great place to start protecting your home. Buff out any scratches and wax the wood floors to keep everything looking bright, shiny, and new. Tile and linoleum will benefit from a good scrubbing to prevent excess grime from building up over time and dulling down a room. Treat stains immediately and have the carpets professionally cleaned every so often.
Check your washer and dryer, fridge, and oven for leaky hoses, dirty filters that need replacing, and any other general maintenance they require. Having clean filters and working hoses not only means things will work correctly, but that you'll be safe from fire and other hazards.
Clean and repair any broken window screens so you can enjoy some fresh air year-round. While you're examining the windows and doors for broken screens, keep some WD-40 on hand to tackle any creaky hinges and check for any lining that needs to be re-caulked.
There are plenty of ways to keep your Weston Dean home fresh outdoors, too. Clean the gutters each fall and spring to ensure drainage can occur as it was designed to. Keep your landscaping neat by developing a green thumb or consider hiring a neighborhood kid or professional services to cut your lawn. Trim back overgrown hedges and trees and always make sure your mailbox, house number, and public street signs are visible from the road and your driveway.
Rent a power washer for a day and go to town on your siding; make sure to follow all safety precautions and only use the washer for its intended use to avoid injury or harm to your property. If after the power wash your siding seems a little uninspired, consider repainting your home. A new coat of paint should only be necessary every 6-8 years, thanks to San Antonio's mild climate.
If you follow these easy home maintenance tips, your Weston Dean
house will look brand new for years to come!
Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For more information call (210) 408-9107.