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How to be your Home’s “Doctor”


Keeping your home in top condition may seem daunting, but being your home’s “doctor” is not as difficult as it may seem. Here are a few simple tips to check up on the health of your home.

  1. Keep up with regular cleaning and organization. Having a pristine, organized space helps you focus on important matters, not having to search the whole house every day for lost items. It’s good for your mental health and can also improve your physical health, as you prevent the buildup of dust and allergens. Plus your guests will feel more comfortable when they visit.
  2. Keep up with regular inspections and repairs. Check for leaks, cracks, and other potential issues. Make sure your appliances and systems like HVAC and plumbing are working properly. Think of it like getting an oil change. Call a professional to inspect the systems.
  3. Maintain regular landscaping and outdoor maintenance. Having fresh lawns and gardens might be challenging given our water crisis (thank goodness for the recent rain), but try to check for any potential issues such as pests or mold.
  4. Watch out for any potential hazards or safety issues. This includes checking for things like loose floorboards, exposed wires, and other potential hazards. It’s also important to have a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and carbon monoxide detector in your home, and to check them regularly to ensure that they are in working order.

With a few simple steps and regular maintenance, you can keep your home in top condition and avoid costly repairs down the road. As a Beverly Hills real estate agent, I highly recommend implementing these tips to keep your home in top shape to ensure that you are living in a safe and comfortable environment, and that your prized asset maintains its value.

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