Has it always been your dream to live right on the beach?
If you have enough financial backing to make that dream a reality, you probably have already taken the time to look into beachfront homes and have seen that there is more upkeep than you originally thought. Don’t be discouraged when you learn about the maintenance that’s required to keep up with a beach front home though.
Are you interested in learning about the necessary maintenance to keep up with a beachfront home? We have a quick guide with several tips to help you get a better understanding of what to expect.
Your HVAC Unit Should Be Checked Up On
Since there’s so much more salt in the air than for homes that aren’t located near the beach, it’s very important that you regularly check on your HVAC unit. This means that you should have your HVAC system regularly serviced by a professional. An HVAC professional will keep on top of any repairs or service that needs to be completed so that your HVAC unit can effectively operate.
This also means that you’ll need to take the time to replace your air filters out on a monthly basis.
Clean Your Windows
As mentioned above, there will be a lot more salt in the air for your beach property than when you lived further away from the beach. The salt in the air will quickly cover your windows, creating a crusty appearance. While this crust’s appearance can make it difficult to see out of your windows, it can also damage them too.
To keep your windows protected, clean them often. It would help if you also took the time to clean the runners and the metal frames, which will help prevent any corrosion.
Keep the Deck of Your Home Sealed
On an annual basis, you should take the time to make sure that your home’s deck is sealed. When the wood on your deck is consistently exposed to the summer sun and salty air, it can damage your deck’s sealant.
Over time, this can cause damage to the wood of your deck. To prevent this from happening, you take time each year to reseal over the wood on your deck.
Wipe Down Interior Surfaces
Since there’s so much more salt in the air for homes that live on the beach, you should take time at least once a month to wipe down all of the surfaces in your home. Windows, doors, countertops, and other such areas should be wiped down.
This is because the salt in the air can deteriorate the finishing on top of the surfaces. To keep your appliances, countertops, toilets, doors, and other areas in your home in top condition, be sure to wipe them down every so often.
Understanding How to Maintain Your New Beach Front Home
By taking the necessary steps to stay on top of the maintenance required for your new beachfront home, you can help make it look as new as it did on the day you bought it.
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