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Home Maintenance Checklist for You

May 5, 2023

The fact is that most of us don’t want to go through a home maintenance checklist on Saturday. Unfortunately, we barely get time on weekdays to run home maintenance activities. Purchasing a home is one of the most critical investments in life. Maintenance is a must or else you could end up with a huge repair bill for any of your broken house appliances.


In this blog, we are going to talk about the seasonal home maintenance checklist-


Things that should be taken care of every month:


Clean the furnace filter: Cleaned filters help your HVAC run smoothly, lessening the chance of wear and tear on the system. By building this habit you can also avoid costly repairs.


Vacuum registers and vents: the register of your HVAC often collects dust, dirt and debris, causing a hamper to the airflow and making your HVAC work harder. It’s wise to clean the registers and vents every month.


Test smoke alarm and fire extinguisher: Your home is one of the biggest investments. Make sure the tools that protect your home from fire are working properly.


Clean the garbage disposal: Take some ice cubes and flush it with hot water and baking soda to eliminate the stains from the food disposals.


Maintenance tips for spring:


Clean the gutters: Gutters control the flow of rainwater and by doing that, gutters protect your roof walls and the foundation of your house. If the gutters are clogged, you may face roof leakage or a flow of water in your room. Make sure the gutters are cleaned during the season of spring.

Check the HVAC:


Call a professional HVAC maintenance service and do a bi-annual check. They should inspect the ductwork to see if there’s any damage and check the furnace and A/C compressor.


Maintenance tips for summer:


Check your sprinkler system: Don’t forget to lines, valves, and pools of water in the sprinkler system to see if there are any clogging or leakage.


Oil the garage door opener: Oil the chain and hinges of your garage door opener so that it can work smoothly.


Check the dishwasher: If you find any leakage in your dishwasher, call a professional repairing service to fix it.

Maintenance tips for fall:


In this season, trees start shredding their leaves so this would be your biggest gutter clean of the year.


Inspect the chimney: It’s time for the annual inspection of your chimney. Call a professional service and check the flue, firebox, and damper.


Maintenance tips for winter:


Cover your air conditioning unit: Your Air conditioning unit remains switched off during the winter season. It’s better to cover it to keep it dirt-free.


Clean refrigerator and freezer coils: Use a brush and remove the dust on the coils. Make sure you unplug the refrigerator before cleaning the coils.

So, now that you know about the seasonal and monthly home maintenance activities, it’s time to make them a habit. Last, but not least, it’s always better to protect your home with a ServicePlus Home Warranty. If you want to our home warranty contract, click here!

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