Cleaning the pool or weeding the yard are tasks that come with regular, visible reminders. But how do you keep up with other necessary maintenance that might not be as noticeable?
Here are some essential home maintenance tasks that are often overlooked.
Appliances: If you want your fridge, dryer and other appliances to last you for the long haul with fewer repair calls, they need regular care and tune-ups:
Change and clean the refrigerator drip pan
Wash your dryer lint screen
Clean the condenser coils on your refrigerator
Change the water filter on your ice maker
HVAC Systems: Your heating, cooling and ventilation systems need consistent upkeep for better performance, which can help keep your energy bills lower throughout the year:
Clean the ducts and vents Clean or change your AC filters
Replace worn weather-stripping to help keep cool air in
Test your thermostat to ensure it's sending a signal
Plumbing: Snaking the drain for a few hair clogs isn't enough to keep your plumbing system in working order. Be sure to also take care of these things:
Flush the water heater
Check your pipes for leaks
Test the water pressure on your sprinkler system
Check water levels on boilers
Safety Systems: To ensure your loved ones and belongings are safe in the home, do the following:
Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Test your security alarms and codes
Inspect your fence or gate for holes or vulnerabilities
Keep this checklist handy and run through it every few months to keep your home in top condition and your loved ones safe. Get in touch today if you'd like to talk about other ways you can help safeguard your investment.
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