For most Americans, the largest purchase they ever make will be their home. It’s a huge investment, and one that will provide years of memories, comfort, and security for you and your family. Here are some tips to help you with your mobile home maintenance.
And because your new mobile home is such a large investment, we’ve put together a few tips to help you keep it in good repair through the different season in Texas and Oklahoma.
Mobile Home Maintenance in Fall & Winter
In the fall we have lower temps, leaves to rake, furniture to put away, new decoration to put outside the home. And with that changing weather, we need to think about keeping our mobile homes warm. To help lower utility bills and stay warm, make sure your windows and doors are tight and sealed so you lose as little warmth as possible.
Fall is also a good time to do some exterior inspection of your mobile home. Take some time to inspect the skirting, roof, windows, and doors to make sure everything is in good shape for the coming colder weather.
The changing seasons are also a good time to check those smoke detectors to make sure they’re working properly. There’s nothing more important than your loved ones, and smoke detectors are crucial to keeping your family safe.
Spring & Summer Maintenance Tips
When the clock ‘springs’ forward and the weather warms up, you’ll getting back out in the warm sun for the first time since fall. Around this time, it’s easy to turn your attention outside toward your lawn and garden and ignore things going on with your home. Also, as you go outside to admire that beautiful, green lawn, check your gutters to make sure they are clear of leaves and debris.
You’ll also want to inspect the outside of your home, including the roof, siding and air conditioning unit, for any damage that may have occurred during winter weather. If you do not feel comfortable inspecting your roof or making any necessary repairs yourself, please contact a local professional to help you.
With the good weather also comes pollen, so it is also important to clean your windows, blinds and curtains to prevent pollen and dust build up. Changing your air filter is critical to keeping your HVAC system in good working order, and keeping the air clean inside your home.
Mobile Homes are built incredibly well, but every home needs maintenance. Checking and maintaining your mobile home each season will ensure that your home stays in good shape for a lifetime.
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