Quite a few homeowners simply cannot wait to use the home’s newest additions and features and get back into a normal routine once their remodel is complete. There are a few steps you should take to make certain your home is better preserved for years to come before you get too comfortable living in your newly defined space. You should take these essential steps, that we at Prestige Construction & Design have compiled, after a remodel.
Take Pictures of Your Remodeled House
Being of particular great use, having photos of the finished results can be valuable in the unlikely case of theft or damage. If nothing else, contractors are ecstatic with highlighting job photos on their websites if you are willing to share and they are nice to have to commemorate a job. Additionally, the photographs you conveniently have can help settle any warranty disputes as you can reference the original look of the completed job.
Is Warranty Registration Necessary?
On most of the features, your contractor likely has a warranty in your home that covers the dents, dings, and other potential issues that happen within a year or so of the completion of the remodeling project. More often than not, upgraded appliances such as the wine coolers, air conditioners, ovens, fridges, or washers/dryers’ warranty often exceed the contractor’s warranty they provided. For convenience, these high-dollar items can be registered fast and simple. Just make certain you have the paperwork that comes with the appliances on hand, and you are good to go.
Maintenance of Home Renovation Materials
Ask your contractor to point out the regular maintenance involved with your upgrades. A few examples of the things that will need maintenance about once every year is the natural stone and unfinished wood needing to be resealed, changing the needed filters, tuning up the systems and appliances, not to mention for those with hard water, the plumbing fixtures and water-based appliances may need to be deep cleaned to prevent buildup. The contractor can make the recommendations for the professional maintenance needs, or at the very least, point you in the right direction. If you did not get the opportunity to inquire with the contractor, be sure to contact specialists in the industry to ask about the routine maintenance requirements.
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Be sure these tasks do not get neglected, and keep in mind that you do not have to wait until the very end of your remodeling project or immediately afterwards to perform these steps. For instance, the if the air conditioner doesn’t get registered properly, and if/when it breaks down, the homeowners is faced with a bill instead of a free or low-cost replacement. As truly a lifesaver if a problem occurs, your due diligence can make all the difference.
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