Maintenance Check: Are you taking care of your home?
June 24, 2016
As homeowners we know it's important to stay up to date with preventative maintenance. However, it's not always easy to remember what we need to do when in order to best invest our money and afford large repair costs down the road. Better Homes and Gardens has provided an excellent checklist (summarized below) that will help you keep track of tasks you can do now to keep your home in excellent order.
Clean the furnace - this removes dust and lowers utility bills as you are better able to regulate temperature in your house
Check water softener - replace salt as needed
Clean faucet aerators, showerheads, sink and tub drains - remove any buildup or blockage
Get forced-air heating system inspected
Check fireplace for damage or blockage
Seal or caulk gaps and cracks around windows and doors
Replace old windows with energy efficient models
Power wash and/or repaint siding
Inspect roof for loose shingles or leaks
Clean gutters and drainspouts
Repair or replace siding
Winterize exterior plumbing
Replace smoke detector batteries
Check for frayed cords or wires
Fix exterior hardware like door handles and lock
Inspect roof for missing or loose shingles
Change air-conditioner filter
Power wash windows and siding
Replace batteries in smoke detectors
Have a professional inspection of pump and septic tank
Check sink, shower and bath caulking
Vacuum lint from dryer vent.
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