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As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could be problematic.

The Leaking Roof

One of the most common home maintenance issues is a roof that starts to leak. A leaking roof can be costly because, if the leak becomes a steady flow, you may need to replace personal property in addition to fixing the overarching issue. It is critical to perform a home inspection to make sure the roof is in a state of good repair during the buying process. While living in your home, the roof should be inspected regularly to look for problems with shingles, tiles and gutters. This ensures that the roof can withstand the routine wear and tear of adverse weather.

A Ruptured Pipe

Ruptured pipes are often a source of home plumbing and maintenance issues. Pipes tend to rupture during the winter when the temperature is especially cold. Sometimes, water and ice expand upon freezing to the point that the pipe breaks. Then, when the water is turned on, it flows out of the pipe and floods the house. To prevent this from happening, turn the ambient temperature up slightly even when you aren't at home. This will often prevent the water from freezing. Additionally, allowing the faucet to drip during particularly chilly nights keeps the water flowing, making it is less likely to freeze in the pipes.

A Broken HVAC Unit

Most homeowners dread having to replace the HVAC unit; however, routine maintenance will ensure you get as much use out of your HVAC unit as possible. If you hear rattling in the HVAC unit, or when their heat starts to disappear, this is a bad sign. To ensure HVAC units last as long as possible, make sure to replace the filters on time. This will go a long way toward making them last.

Not Sticking to Home Maintenance Schedules

Lastly, the biggest problem many homeowners have with home maintenance is that they simply don't do it. There is a common saying that you shouldn't fix what isn't broken but avoiding regular home maintenance will likely lead to larger repair bills down the road. Follow the advice of the maintenance schedule and make sure the home is taken care of.



17 Emerson St, Wakefield, MA 01880

Multi-Family

$1,075,000
Price

2
Units
2,672
Approx. GLA
Elegant oversized Mansard Colonial two fam. Beautifully renovated in a popular West side location. First floor unit features a fabulous large 1 br unit. New kitchen has granite counters and breakfast island, porcelain tiled floors stainless steel appliances plus gleaming wood fir floors, Wonderful original details blended with all modern amenities. Pretty common entry foyer features original staircase and details. Top floor unit is 7 rooms with 3 bdrs, 2 baths and laundry hook up. This units kitchen includes granite counters, SS appliances, tiled floor and shaker styled cabinets. The main level includes a living room , wainscoted formal dining room, private front office. Lots original details and woodwork inside and out. The top floor has 3 bedrooms, walk in shower and laundry area. Each unit features separate drive ways with ample parking. Fabulous back yard in a neighborhood setting yet close to downtown (84 walk score), restaurants, shopping, bus or trains and Lake Quannapowitt
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17 Emerson St, Wakefield, MA 01880

Multi-Family

$1,075,000
Price

2
Units
2,672
Approx. GLA
Elegant oversized Mansard Colonial two fam. Beautifully renovated in a popular West side location. First floor unit features a fabulous large 1 br unit. New kitchen has granite counters and breakfast island, porcelain tiled floors stainless steel appliances plus gleaming wood fir floors, Wonderful original details blended with all modern amenities. Pretty common entry foyer features original staircase and details. Top floor unit is 7 rooms with 3 bdrs, 2 baths and laundry hook up. This units kitchen includes granite counters, SS appliances, tiled floor and shaker styled cabinets. The main level includes a living room , wainscoted formal dining room, private front office. Lots original details and woodwork inside and out. The top floor has 3 bedrooms, walk in shower and laundry area. Each unit features separate drive ways with ample parking. Fabulous back yard in a neighborhood setting yet close to downtown (84 walk score), restaurants, shopping, bus or trains and Lake Quannapowitt
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June 05 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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17 Emerson, Wakefield, MA 01880

Condo

$649,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Elegance abounds. Stunning new condo conversion at 17 Emerson St. Spacious 7 room, three bedroom, two bath Townhouse. Gorgeous new kitchen includes porcelain tile floor, granite counters, recessed lighting, touchless faucet, stainless steel Samsung appliances including a gas stove. All soft close shaker style cabinets including some glass fronts. Period details in the formal dining room with wainscoting plus a walk out to private trex deck with great neighborhood views. Formal living room and office complete the 2nd floor. Lots of crown molding, gorgeous fir floors and original woodwork throughout. Three bedrooms, tiled walk in shower and a laundry finish the top floor. Great location close to downtown, shopping, restaurants and recreationally fields. Great Walk Score of 84.
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June 05 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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17 Emerson, Wakefield, MA 01880

Condo

$649,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Elegance abounds. Stunning new condo conversion at 17 Emerson St. Spacious 7 room, three bedroom, two bath Townhouse. Gorgeous new kitchen includes porcelain tile floor, granite counters, recessed lighting, touchless faucet, stainless steel Samsung appliances including a gas stove. All soft close shaker style cabinets including some glass fronts. Period details in the formal dining room with wainscoting plus a walk out to private trex deck with great neighborhood views. Formal living room and office complete the 2nd floor. Lots of crown molding, gorgeous fir floors and original woodwork throughout. Three bedrooms, tiled walk in shower and a laundry finish the top floor. Great location close to downtown, shopping, restaurants and recreationally fields. Great Walk Score of 84.
Open House
Saturday
June 05 at 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 17 Emerson, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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