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Home Maintenance Checklist

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Every Month

  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check your tub and sink drains for clogs
  • Clean your garbage disposal: grind ice cubes, then flush with hot water and 1 tablespoon baking soda to deodorize
  • Make sure that indoor and outdoor air vents are not blocked
  • Check your electrical cords for wear

Every Season

  • Change your furnace filter
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check around kitchen and bathroom cabinets and around toilets for leaks

Every 6 Months

  • Inspect your basement: look for any cracks, leaks, or pests
  • Clean out your gutters and downspouts
  • Vaccuum your refrigerator coils to save money on energy costs

Every Year

  • Clean out your dryer vent to improve performance and reduce a potential fire hazard
  • Flush your water heater: empty the tank and refill it with fresh water
  • Have your HVAC system inspected by a licensed professional
  • Schedule a termite inspection with a licensed professional

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