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5 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

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Home maintenance increases the value of your home should you decide to sell it. If you’ve been in your home for 10 years, keep in mind and consider the following 5 updates to keep it in best condition.

New Carpet

Even with proper care, carpets on average last 10 years, depending on factors like wear and tear or the presence of pets. When your carpet starts to stain, rip, tear or has lingering odors after cleaning, it is a sign that you need a new carpet. Often, carpet padding, the layer below needs to replaced with it.

Hot Water Heater

Water heaters have a lifespan of 10 years and normally do not show any signs of aging. It is important to know the age of your water heater, which in most cases appears on the serial number. If a water heater is a decade old, it is time to consider replacing it. Leaks from a water heater can result in damages that may be even more expensive to fix.

Dishwasher

The lifespan of dishwashers is similar to that of water heaters. Signs of aging include when your dishes don’t come out as clean as they should be, an unresponsive control board or cracks on the wall. Old dishwashers tend to consume more energy so upgrading to a new energy efficient model will be cost effective. Replacing aging washers and dryers in the long run can help you save on your energy bill.

Garbage Disposal

As a garbage disposal wears, the blades become dull and they are unable to push food easily. It is essential to replace your garbage disposal blades preemptively before they damage the disposal.

New Paint Job

Deciding when to repaint depends on factors like geographical area and weather conditions. Paint fades over time and scheduling a repaint every 10 years will make your house look new and improve its aesthetic appeal.

For more on this subject, read our recent blog, “Curb Appeal Mistakes to Avoid.”

Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561 or email us anytime by clicking here.