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Homeowner Do It Yourself General Maintenance Guide

Gina Hull

I am an Accredited Homes Staging Professional and a member of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals. I also offer Home Watch Services, redesign of home interiors and project management to oversee the completion of the major projects by licensed & insured contractors, many of whom I have worked with for over 20 years. The first impressions of a home, whether selling a home or staging it for a vacation rental, is to update & stage appropriately to achieve the top selling price for the size and location of the property. Keep in mind, professional home staging is tax deductible as a marketing expense.

My experience in the hospitality business has provided me with the insights in helping maintain the homes and improve guest experiences, thus raising the property's visitor scores with Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and other booking websites in the vacation rental properties industry. Many have used my recommendations to improve occupancy goals for their properties, which has increased their income potential. We always try to advise owners to prevent risk management claims. I have also personally staged several of our vacation rentals and after complete home inspections, I consult with owners on how to update older properties. I work with a team of contractors, subcontractors, and vendors that are professionals in their various fields of expertise and are licensed with the state of AZ and insured/bonded if required for that field.

Index of Homeowner Do It Yourself Guide

Section I-Exterior 15
Breaker Box (label and spider webs) 15
BBQ Pit, Patios & Decks 16
Patio Furniture 18
Fencing, Sidewalks, & Stairs 19
Fireplaces, Fire Pits, & Chiminea 21
Gutters & Scuppers 22
HVAC/Swamp Coolers 25
Landscaping & Irrigation Systems 26
Pest Control 28
Property Drainage 31
Swimming Pools 32
Hot Tubs 33
Walls & Roofs 34
Vinyl or Other Types of Siding 35
Brick Siding Construction 36
Roofs 37
Shingle Roofs 38
Tile Roofs 39
Shaker Roofs 40
Section II-Interior 41
Air Vents & Filters 42
Bathroom (Shower & Sink Drain, & Toilets) 43
Flooring & Baseboards 45
Caulking & Weather Stripping 45
Ceiling fans & light fixtures 46
Light Bulbs 47
Electric Outlets & GFI Outlets 48
Fireplaces, Chimney & Flue 49
Gas Fireplaces 50
Gas Assist Fireplaces 50
Electric Fireplaces 51
Fixtures 52
Wall Mirrors, Wall Art, & Display Shelves 53
Essential Tools 54
Furniture Integrity 56
Interior Ceilings & Walls 57
Kitchen 58
Kitchen Large Appliances 60
Kitchen Small Appliances 62
Pest Control 62
Plumbing 64
Water Filtration Systems 64
Reverse Osmosis Systems 66
Wells 69
Septic & Alternative Systems 70
Section III-Safety & Security 75
Carbon Monoxide Detectors 76
Smoke Detectors 77
Fire Extinguishers 78
First Aid Kits 80
Ladders, Stepstools, Brooms, & Mops 81
Section IV-Recommended Contracted Services 83
Home Warranty Package 83
Property Insurance 83
Legal & Tax Advice 83
Professional Home Inspections 83
Professional Landscaper 83
Professional Pest Control Service 83
Chimney Cleanings 84
Dryer and HVAC Vents 84
Deadwooding & Proper Watering of Trees 85
Remodels, Redesigns, and Staging by a Professional 89
Section V-Do it Yourself Recommended Tool Inventory 90
Section VI-Monthly, Quarterly & Semi-Annual Maintenance Checklist 93

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Oct 6th, 2023
  • Pages: 114
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.30in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9798397795432
  • Categories: Consumer Guides
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