Monday, September 5, 2011

Everyday Home Maintenance Checklist ;-)


The reality of owning a home is that very few things are maintenance free. To help you manage your homes requirements, here are some tips and tasks as referenced from Consider visiting the link for more in depth and specific information

One time tasks

1. Locate and mark the shut-offs for the heating, electrical and plumbing systems

2. Install smoke detectors as necessary

3. Change the locks on all doors

4. Remove or repair trip hazards such as broken walks, or driveways, loose carpet or flooring

5. Have all chimneys inspected and serviced before operating

6. Remove any wood/soil contact to prevent rotting and insect damage

Regular Maintenance

1. Clean gutters in spring and fall

2. Check for damaged roofing twice a year

3. Service furnace or boiler yearly

4. Check furnace filters, humidifiers and any electronic air cleaners monthly

5. Check bathtub and shower caulking monthly and repair promptly if needed

6. If in a climate prone to freezing, shut off outdoor water faucets in the fall

7. Cut back trees and shrubs from the house walls, roof and air conditioning system as needed

Of course, these suggestions are by no means the be all and end all of home maintenance. But it is a good place to get started.


Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

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