When buying a house, there is plenty of information that you will require for the maintenance, upkeep, operation and or replacement of various items around the home, including owner’s manuals, material / installation specifications. This information is an invaluable tool providing operating instructions, troubleshooting tips, and advice on system maintenance.
But don’t just assume that this information will be waiting there for you when you move in either. That’s why we recommend that you ascertain from the vendors what owner’s manuals, material / installation specification sheets and booklets are available to you regarding the various systems, components or items in your home that you’ll need for future reference. For example:
- air conditioning
- security / alarm system
- windows / doors
- garage door openers
- electrical devices
- plumbing fixtures
Once this information has been obtained, take the necessary steps to fill in the gaps of any missing information by searching online or consulting with appropriate manufacturers / installers as need be. With this information, you’ll also want to start to look at what warranties & guarantees are available to you as well.
Do your homework, be prepared and ask for copies of the owner’s manuals, material / installation specifications for your new home.