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Monthly Home Maintenance List

18.04.2016 / Comments are off

How to Keep Your Home in Top-Top Shape

In addition to protecting your household systems and appliances with a home warranty plan, there are simple measures you can take throughout the year to keep your ship sailing smoothly through various conditions like extreme weather and large family gatherings. Beyond weekly chores like vacuuming and dusting, below is a list of monthly and quarterly tasks to maintain and protect your home and household appliances so that they endure for as long as possible.

General monthly household maintenance:

  • Clean the carpets
  • Vacuum lint from the dryer and clean out the dryer hose
  • Check your major appliances for frayed cords or loose wires
  • Replace loose locks and door handles
  • Pressure wash decks and house siding (especially where mildew has built up)
  • Clean the furnace filter to remove dust build-ups, which supports consistent temperature regulation and ultimately decreases the energy bills
  • Check the water softener and replenish salt if necessary
  • Clean faucet aerators and showerheads to remove mineral deposits
  • Inspect the tub and sink drains for debris; unclog them using a plastic-toothed wand
  • Check your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors quarterly

Start winterizing your home and appliances in the fall:

  • Get your heating systems inspected: both forced-air heating systems and your fireplace
  • Clean out your fireplace and sweep the chimney
  • Caulk or get weather stripping for the windows and doors to keep out cold and keep in the heat
  • Clean out the gutters and downspouts from the summer storms
  • Drain and winterize exterior plumbing Winterize your driveway and sidewalks (mend the cracks)

Home maintenance checklist for the spring:

  • Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks
  • Change the AC filter to get ready for the summer heat waves
  • Refinish/mend loose boards on the deck
  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Schedule an inspection of your septic tank if it’s applicable

Taking proper care of your home and the appliances and systems in it is the best way to keep your space looking fantastic and operating at peak performance all year long. Extend the life of your biggest investments regular care and maintenance, as well as the appropriate home warranty. Get a quote today!