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Getting a Hold of Home Maintenance: A Homeowner’s Checklist

By November 27, 2017August 8th, 2022Renovation Tips

Being a homeowner is so much more than paying a mortgage each month. Monthly and yearly check-ups, clean-ups, and repairs are crucial for keeping your home in top shape.
As the New Year creeps up on us, we begin to think about all the things we should have done and new things we want to do. Checklists run through our minds, but as a homeowner, you might be forgetting one important checklist: Your house needs care to keep going, whether it’s monthly or yearly. This roundup of your home maintenance will make it simple to keep your house in great shape.


Check the Simple Stuff

Each month, check your fire extinguisher, drain holes, dryer exhaust vents, and garbage disposal. Keep them clean, working, and ready for their jobs.

Keep It Clean

Start by cleaning showerheads and faucet aerators. Mineral deposits may cause backup and give you low-quality water pressure.  Then move onto the furnace filter. Dust build-up can mess with your home’s temperature, so cleaning this monthly can easily keep bills down.

Water and Air

Change the filters in your forced-air heating system, because no one likes a stuffy room, especially those with indoor allergies. Round out your monthly checklist by checking the water softener. If salt is low, make sure to replenish it!


Pumps and Pipes

These ones aren’t fun, we know. But refusing to check them could result in a costly (and stinky) situation. Yes, we’re talking about your septic tank and mainline of your cleanout drain. Both should be professionally checked every year.

Heating Up

Every year, it’s time to tidy and tune. When it comes to your water heater, drain it out to clear any buildup, clean the ports and test its temperature-pressure relief valve to make sure it’s working properly. Keep cool, or warm-up, by hiring a professional to tune your HVAC system. Your bank account will thank you.

No Smoke and Mirrors

This may not apply to all homeowners, but chimney cleaning can’t be forgotten, especially before winter comes. You can breathe easy knowing no soot will spoil your winter fires.
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Sources: Handy Home Maintenance Checklist-
Put Your Home Maintenance on Auto-Pilot-
Easy Home Maintenance Tasks-

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