Top 5 Maintenance Tips for Your Waterfront Home

If you’re someone who is currently in the market for some real estate, have you ever considered purchasing a waterfront home? Aside from the fact that it offers an absolutely breathtaking scenery, there are several other reasons why it’s a solid investment.

If you happen to live in a particularly warm climate, the breeze off of the water can make your living space cooler and ultimately save you money on energy costs. There are also studies to indicate that individuals who live in waterfront homes tend to be less stressed, making it a wise health choice. And also, being that they are becoming less common, waterfront properties are also considered to be a smart business move because they tend to appreciate rather than decrease in value.

After reading all of this, we’re not surprised if your interest in waterfront homes has been piqued. But if you’re still a bit hesitant because you find yourself wondering how much maintenance is required in order to upkeep a waterfront home, we have enclosed five tips that will show that at the end of the day, a waterfront property does not require much more work than any other kind of house.

Purchase some smart home automation. Whether you are planning to live in your waterfront home all of the time or just visit it a couple of times per year, we recommend that you purchase smart home automation. That way, should you forget to turn off a faucet, your lights or even your house alarm, you can control all of those things with the help of a remote or smartphone—no matter where you might be.

Monitor the humidity. Something that waterfront homes tend to bring with them is a lot of humidity; especially during the summertime. If that is left unattended, it could lead to anything from peeling paint to mold and mildew.
That’s why it’s important to have a couple of portable dehumidifiers and that you install some exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom. Also, during mild temperature days, open up your windows. That will help the air in your home to circulate better too.

Unplug your appliances. If your waterfront home is going to be used as a vacation spot, this means that you won’t be staying in it all of the time. So, in order to keep your energy costs down, it’s a good idea to unplug your appliances after each visit. That will easily save you around 20 percent on annual energy expenses.

Cover your (outdoor) furniture. It’s not uncommon for waterfront homes to have outdoor furniture. If you choose to get some, make sure that you cover it during the wintertime and also if you sense that rain is coming. Plastic covers will help it to lasts longer. Also when it comes to rainy weather, if you happen to have gas grill outside, you might want to chain it to a railing. That should prevent in from blowing away in the midst of a storm.

Look out for pests. Being that a lot of waterfront homes are not only close to water but tend to be where there is a lot of wildlife, it’s not uncommon to have a lot of pests around from mosquitoes and ants to even mice. If you would prefer to avoid the chemicals that come with hiring an exterminator, there are some natural things that you can do to safely and effectively remove pests. For more information, visit One Good Thing by Jillee and put “natural pest control” in the search field. And for more information on waterfront homes, visit

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