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5 Important Things Every Homeowner Should Know

by Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont 03/11/2019

So, you just got your first home. Congratulations! Well, someone has to break it to you. Buying a home is the first step among many others. The journey does not end with closing the deal. Instead, it just began. As the exciting feeling sets it, it is essential to take note of these important things that every homeowner should know. 

Save Money with Sealing

Homeowners should learn to seal their floors and drafts. It saves you from a plethora of damages that may cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace. Be sure to seal the drafts to prevent damage to electrical systems. The floor is also another point of concern as water could easily find its way into wood flooring. Save yourself the stress and just seal it!

A Clogged Gutter System is Worse Than Not Having One

That is right. A gutter system is very crucial to a home. It saves you a whole lot of damages ranging from an eroded lawn, stained walls, damaged siding, destroyed painting, and worse – damaged roof. However, having a clogged gutter produces the same result, which is why homeowners are advised to pay attention to their gutter system at all time. 

Safety First – Find the Circuit Breaker

The circuit breaker is the switch that controls electricity in your home. It is the switch with which homeowners turn electricity on and off in the house. It is crucial for homeowners to know where to find this switch in the home. You should know where to go when a situation that requires turning the electricity off arises. 

Your Lawn Deserve More Than Just Watering

Most homes come with lawns and gardens. While these are beautiful components every home should have, caring for them could become a nightmare. Your lush lawn could transform into a desolate land in no time, which is why you should pick up a few skills on how to care for a yard. It takes so much more than just watering.

Unclogging a Toilet Isn't Actually Difficult

You don't necessarily need to spend money on everything. There are some DIY skills with which homeowners should equip themselves. And one such DIY ability is how to unclog a toilet. It is, in fact, one of the easiest tasks in the home. You do not need a plumber or any particular tool. Simply a plunger to unclog the toilet and it is back to normal functioning. Be sure to check out for the right plunger for your toilet.

Managing a home for the first time may be a somewhat arduous task. Well, you can relax now. These tips and a few more will ensure you have a stress-free stay in your home.

About the Author

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Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont
About My Life Polish born, French by marriage, American Resident since 2004. I know first-hand the stress and excitement of moving. With my husband and our 3 children we lived in Warsaw (Poland), Versailles (France), Singapore (Singapore), Chesney (France), San Francisco (California) and now Scarsdale (New York). I have earned Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warsaw School of Economics. After working for a number of years in Finance Department for BOC Gases in Warsaw and Singapore, I dedicated my life to raising my 3 children, supporting my husband and taking care of our multiple homes. Since we settled down in Westchester, I have been actively involved in my children's schools' life. I offered volunteer work to Lyceum Kennedy, French American School of New York (FASNY) as well as Thornton Donovan School in New Rochelle. Recently, we have adopted a dog named Teepee from Pet Rescue in Harrison. Besides English, I speak Polish (native), French and some basic Russian. About My Work Whether you want to sell, buy or rent, we will work as a team. I strongly believe communication is key in building our relationship. You should never hesitate to pick up your phone and call or text me. I will always do my best to get you an answer or point you to a reliable resource. In this very competitive business of real estate, satisfied clients are the key to my success. Let me show you what I can do for you. Selling a home is a very important decision. Some try to sell their home by themselves. It is understandable, but 80% of homeowners hire a professional in order to sell quickly and for the best price the market can offer. Real Estate agents constantly monitor their local market. I have seen countless houses in every price range in many neighborhoods in Westchester. This extensive experience, helps me price your home right for the current market condition. We will work together to prepare your home for sale and professional photographs. Houlihan Lawrence lends their angent the best marketing tools to advertise your home. I will manage the showings for you and help negotiate the best price. Give yourself the best chance to find a qualified Buyer, so you can quickly and smoothly move to wherever you wish to be next. Talk to a professional Realtor. Talk to me. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in life and for most people the biggest financial commitment, too. There is more to buying real property than finding a pretty home on-line. It is a process. It may go smoothly, if you understand it well and come prepared. As your agent, I can offer guidance and market information you need. I will show all the houses you will want to visit. I will verify information provided on the listing, I will give you information about its history and similar houses sold in the neighborhood to help you negotiate. As your agent, I will always have your best interest in mind! Don’t give up the chance to have a professional on your side. My area of expertise is buying, selling and renting residential properties in Lower Westchester NY: White Plains, Rye, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Edgemont, Eastchester, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ossining and Yonkers