Tip #1: Purchase a New and Quality Home
When you shop for your perfect beach retirement home, you can save yourself a lot of maintenance woes by purchasing a newly constructed, quality-built home. Real Star Homes is proud to provide our clients with beautiful, skillfully constructed homes, utilizing the highest quality materials. When we build the home of your dreams, you can trust there will not be nagging maintenance issues above and beyond normal wear and tear.
Tip #2: Consider a Garden Home
Garden homes are an excellent solution if you do not want to be bothered by ongoing maintenance duties. In most garden home communities, exterior maintenance is included in neighborhood dues. You will not have to worry about lawn care, cleaning your gutters, roof repairs, or outdoor maintenance projects. You can find Real Star Homes in many garden home communities throughout Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.
Tip #3: Change Your Air Filters
If you are indeed responsible for maintenance in your home, one of the most important things to remember is your air filters. In the South, your air conditioner has likely run almost non-stop most of the summer, though temperatures are slightly more comfortable here on the beach. Make sure you change your air filters every two months or as often as they are dirty. This will reduce the strain on your HVAC system and help it run as efficiently as possible.
Tip #4: Tend to Plumbing Concerns
If your home is older, the plumbing system may be a concern. Summer is a time plumbing is often tested due to the increase of showers, filling pools, and frequency of washing clothes. You may have discovered plumbing issues such as:
- Washing machine drainage or performance
- Leaking faucets and toilets
- Shower issues and excess moisture in the bathroom
- Dishwasher issues
- Exterior plumbing leakage
- Water heater maintenance and repair
Plumbing problems can lead to pesky, lingering water damage concerns as well as organic growth. Leaking plumbing wastes thousands of gallons of water each year, which can cost you on your utilities. If you have not yet purchased your retirement dream home, it is best to avoid one that shows any signs of potential future plumbing problems.
Tip #5: Tend to Worn Doors and Windows
Drafty windows can release and waste up to 25% of your home’s heating energy. While the mercury does not often dip to extremes in the Myrtle Beach area, it can get chilly during winter. It is best to make sure your windows and doors are not wasting your homes heating energy, raising your utilities, and making your house less comfortable. Before there is a chill in the air, have your windows replaces and doors weather sealed.
Tip #6: Enjoy the Beach
This is not technically a fall maintenance tip, but fall is a great time to enjoy the sand and ocean in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. The water is still quite warm, while the temperatures are moderate and mild. Autumn is the perfect time for soaking up a few rays and splashing in the waves. The evenings are warm enough for a pleasant walk on the water’s edge.
With so much to experience in the Myrtle Beach area, it is important to make sure your home is not demanding all your attention. If you want to ensure your retirement dream home is constructed with quality and care, contact Real Star Homes. You will find our commitment to excellence and compassionate customer service is second-to-none.