You might think buying a new home means you won’t have to worry about maintenance or repairs, but homes have a way of surprising you. Even new homes, appliances and fixtures can require a little bit of work now and then. What’s more, homeowners don’t want to be caught off-guard without the tools they need when it happens. Even if you’re looking for new homes in Olympia, Washington; new homes in Lacey, Washington; or new homes in Puyallup, Washington; you should be prepared for a little DIY maintenance or repair with a well-stocked toolbox and some of the essential tools no homeowner should be without.
Having these essential tools make you ready for just about any type of common home-repair situation and allow you to address problems quickly before they have a chance to get worse. They also can save you a lot of money that you might have spent on hiring a professional contractor or repairperson.
Although some of these tools are obvious inclusions, like a hammer and a screwdriver set, some of them are items that you might not think you’ll need — until you do. When the time comes and you need to seal a crack in your window frame, for example, you’ll be glad you had a caulking gun at the ready. Review this accompanying list of the 15 tools every homeowner needs to own, and you’ll be ready for just about any new-home surprises.
Author bio: Mike Knapczyk is Owner and Operator of Chicago Metro Home Inspections, and provides home inspection services to the Chicagoland and Cook County areas. Knapczyk is involved in every aspect of the business and has extensive experience in the home inspection industry.