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Home Maintenance Tips

December 11, 20232 min read

Nothing Says Love Like A Little Home Maintenance!

Roof with leaves in the gutter


A Year of Home Maintenance Wisdom

Maintaining a home is a year-round commitment that ensures your space remains comfortable, safe, and in top-notch condition. Here's a month-by-month breakdown of essential home maintenance tips to keep your property in its best shape throughout the year:

January: Winter Warm-up

  • Check insulation and weather stripping.

  • Service your heating system for peak performance.

  • Inspect for leaks, especially after freezing temperatures.

February: Love Your Plumbing

  • Check for and fix any leaks in faucets, pipes, or the water heater.

  • Test sump pump functionality.

  • Clean out gutters to prevent ice dams.

March: Spring into Action

  • Inspect your roof for winter damage.

  • Service your air conditioning unit.

  • Check for cracks in the foundation and repair as needed.

April: Exterior Elegance

  • Inspect and repair exterior paint.

  • Trim overhanging branches and bushes.

  • Check windows and doors for proper sealing.

May: Garden Glory

  • Clean and inspect your deck or patio.

  • Service your lawn mower.

  • Check sprinkler system for efficiency.

June: Summer Serenity

  • Deep clean carpets and upholstery.

  • Check and clean dryer vents.

  • Inspect and clean window screens.

July: Outdoor Oasis

  • Power wash the exterior of your home.

  • Inspect and clean outdoor furniture.

  • Check the condition of your garage door.

August: Back to School, Back to Basics

  • Test and replace smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Check for signs of pests and address promptly.

  • Service your refrigerator and clean coils.

September: Fall Focus

  • Clean gutters and downspouts.

  • Inspect and repair caulking around windows and doors.

  • Test and replace batteries in flashlights and emergency kits.

October: Cozy Prep

  • Check weather stripping on doors.

  • Inspect and clean fireplace and chimney.

  • Service your furnace for the upcoming colder months.

November: Winter Ready

  • Drain and store garden hoses.

  • Check for drafts around windows and doors.

  • Insulate pipes in unheated areas.

December: Holiday Harmony

  • Check and tighten handrails and banisters.

  • Test garage door safety features.

  • Inspect and replace holiday lights if needed.

With these monthly home maintenance tips, you'll be well-prepared to handle the changing seasons and keep your home in prime condition throughout the year.

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