14 Things Every Homeowner Must Know

14 things every homeowner must know

Whether you are new in the game or a seasoned homeowner, here are a few fundamentals you should know to keep your home up and running smoothly. A neglected furnace or cracked seals around the window can lead to costly but completely avoidable repairs or even replacements. 

Follow the links to see quick “how-to” videos that can save you a headache down the road! 

  1. Fix a Running Toilet

  2. Unclog a drain
  3. Seal Cracks and Gaps

  4. Test GFCIs - GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) are the electrical outlets in your house that protect you from electrocution by cutting off the power when they detect a disturbance in the current. 

  5. Locate Your Main Water Shutoff Valve

  6. Clean Refrigerator Coils

  7. Change the Air Filters on Your HVAC System

  8. Change Lawn Mower Oil

  9. Clean a High-Efficiency Washing Machine

  10. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts

  11. Inspect Your Attic

  12. Adjust Your Water Heater

  13. How to Replace a window screen
  14. Resetting the Circuit Breaker

For any of your real estate needs, the Troy Hansford team is here to help! If you have questions, we have answers. 


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