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Learn More About Which Areas of Your Home You Shouldn’t Be Neglecting

By Jason Boone

Thanks to a growing economy and a steady Real Estate market across the United States more homeowners are planning on selling their Bend homes soon but the scary thing is that many homeowners are neglecting critical home maintenance until it’s too late.

If you’ve been wondering which areas of your home you should be focusing on, this article will provide you with the facts that you need to know so home maintenance doesn’t continue to be something that you neglect.

Check Your Appliances

Have your appliances been recalled?

Even though you may have recently purchased a new refrigerator or dishwasher for your home you should check with to make sure that the new appliance in your home hasn’t been recalled because it’s defective.

Faulty appliances are responsible for over $500 million in property damage each year so it’s better to replace one or more defective appliances now rather than later.

Fix Those Leaks

When was the last time that you checked for leaks in your Bend Oregon Home?

If you haven’t scouted for leaks underneath your sinks, or under your home, you should check for and fix leaky pipes because, those leaks can easily cost you hundreds of dollars more per year on your water bill and repairing a leak can easily cost you up to $1,000 if you need to call a plumber.

Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

If your home has a hardwood floor you should refinish it every couple of years because, hardwood floors that lack a nice finish can splinter and crack overtime which could prove to be hazardous to the elderly or little children.

Refinishing your hardwood floor will cost you maybe $20 per square foot but the investment is worth it especially when home buyers enter your home for the first time and see that your floor has been lovingly maintained.

Need More Bend Home Maintenance Tips?

If you plan on selling your Bend Home soon and need more tips on home maintenance so you can get it ready for sale contact me: Jason Boone, Principal Broker at Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426 or by emailing me at