Keeping a schedule of regular maintenance for your new Palm Harbor home can go a long way toward ensuring that you encounter unexpected surprises. The term “regular maintenance” is usually associated a car… but a home—especially a new one? Yep. It’s important to periodically inspect all of your new home’s nooks and crannies. That’s a great way to spot potential problems before they escalate to emergency repair status. It also will help save money in the long run and ensure that your home stands the test of time.
Though Palm Harbor Homes are built to exacting standards, no home is immune from the rigors of life, which means occasional problems will pop up. The land you put your home on, changes in weather and moisture, and the general lifespan of certain building components mean that you will need to perform maintenance around your home from time to time. Just like any home, dracks in the walls, sticky windows and doors, and a constantly shifting soil can be a recipe for foundation problems for a modular home. If you own a manufactured home, you need to check the piers annually.
If you live in an area that receives significant amounts of precipitation, then be sure to check your attic and roof for leaks. A small hole may seem insignificant, but moisture can slowly seep into the walls and insulation, which often can lead to full-scale renovations if not repaired early. This is especially important if you live in an area that experiences high winds or hail storms. The good news is that Palm Harbor Homes are inspected before and during installation at your homesite to to help eliminate problems from day one.
When checking for possible maintenance issues in and around your Palm Harbor home, don’t forget to inspect the appliances. The refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, oven and stovetop all merit an occasional inspection. Over time, the hoses that connect to your water or gas may start to dry out or warp and create leaks. This could eventually lead to flooding or gas leaks that can have catastrophic results. Simply inspect the hoses and lines, along with the connections, to make sure that there are no problems.
At Palm Harbor Homes, we want you to enjoy your new home to the fullest extent for as long as possible. Checking your attic, crawl space, air filters and all those other seldom seen spaces will help ensure that you are getting the best experience possible. If you want to see the kinds of homes that will change your life for the better, then make sure to check out our vast array of models and floor plans at PalmHarbor.com. To stay up to date with all of our news and announcements, then be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.