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Home Maintenance Tips

 

Once A Month:

  • Fire Extinguisher: Make sure it’s fully charged
  • Sink/Tub Stoppers and Drain Holes: Clean out any debris
  • Garbage Disposal: Flush with hot water and baking soda
  • Water Softener: Check water softener salt drum
  • Forced-Air Heating System: Change filters once a month if user’s manual recommends fiberglass filters

Every Two Months:

  • Wall Furnace: Clean grills
  • Range Hood: Clean grease filter

Every Three Months:

  • Faucet: Clean aerator
  • Tub Drain Assembly: Clean out debris; inspect rubber seal
  • Floor and Outdoor Drain Grates: Clean out debris

Every Six Months:

  • Smoke Detector: Test batteries
  • Toilet: Check for leaks
  • Interior Caulking: Inspect caulking around tubs, showers, and sinks; replace any if it is deteriorating.
  • Forced-Air Heating System: Change semi-annually if user’s manual recommends high efficiency pleated or HEPA-style filters
  • Garbage Disposal: Tighten drain connections and fasteners
  • Clothes Washer: Clean water inlet filters; check hoses and replace them if they are leaking.
  • Clothes Dryer: Vacuum lint from ducts
  • Wiring: Check for frayed cords and wires
  • Range Hood: Wash fan blades and housing

Every Spring:

  • Roof: Inspect roof surface
  • Gutters and Downspouts: Clean them out or install no-clean version. Inspect and repair weak areas; check for proper drainage
  • Siding: Inspect and clean siding
  • Exterior Caulking: Inspect caulking
  • Windowsills, Doorsills, Thresholds: Fill cracks, caulk edges, repaint
  • Window and Door Screens: Clean screening; tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames; replace broken, worn, or missing hardware; tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers

Every Fall:

  • Roof: Inspect roof surface
  • Gutters and Downspouts: Clean out
  • Chimney:Have cleaned and/or inspected
  • Siding: Inspect and clean siding
  • Exterior Caulking: Inspect caulking
  • Storm Windows and Doors: Replace any cracked or broken glass; tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames. Replace damaged hardware; tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.
  • Window and Door Weather Stripping: Inspect and repair or replace if needed
  • Thermostat: Clean heat sensor, contact points, and contacts; check accuracy
  • Outdoor Faucets: If you live in an area with freezing winters, shut off valves to outdoor faucets.

Once a Year:

  • Septic Tank: Have a professional check the tank
  • Main Cleanout Drain: Have a plumbing/drain professional clean out the main line
  • Water Heater: Drain water until it is clear of sediment; test temperature pressure relief valve; clean burner and ports
  • HVAC System: Have a professional tune up your heat/air conditioning system

Contact Diane Heeter

Diane Heeter
RE/MAX ALLIANCE REALTY

Phone: 937-415-2768
Mobile: 937-604-2413

Fax: 937-535-6517

diane@dianeheeter.com

 

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