Use this home maintenance checklist to keep track of repairs, and cleaning, as well as a few monthly chores. To keep your home in top functioning order, you should fix all problems on time. Consider hiring a professional to assist you if any of the jobs are beyond your ability level or lead to more extensive repairs.
- Chimneys – Get the chimneys of your fireplace and wood stove inspected and cleaned at least once a year. A build-up of soot in the chimney can cause smoke to back up into your home or, worse, a fire. Check for cracks that may need to be corrected before they become bigger problems later.
- Apply a protective coating to wood floors once a year to improve their appearance and durability. A hot-water steam cleaner should be used to deep clean carpets and rugs. This will not only clean your carpets but will also help to lower the number of airborne allergens in your home.
- Wash the inside and outside windows. This process is made easier with cleaner bottles that connect to your garden hose. Scrape any peeling paint from around the window frame and repaint as needed.
- Septic tank – Keep an eye out for backups throughout the year and get the tank inspected by a professional for any problems. It is common practice in many locations to have the tank pumped once a year.
- Maintain Moisture Control – Mold grows in damp environments, which can lead to a variety of health issues. Furthermore, rats and insects are attracted to moisture. Repair any leaky sinks or pipes as soon as possible to reduce these risks. To prevent humidity while cooking or showering, use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom. If there aren’t any exhaust fans, open the windows. Roofs that are leaking should be fixed as soon as possible.
- Ensure that the heating and cooling systems are in good condition.
Heating, air conditioning, and other climate control systems circulate hot or cold air throughout the home. As a result, they may become a significant source of pollution in the home. Cleaning vents and replacing or cleaning filters on a regular basis is an important part of a healthy home maintenance routine. Climate control systems must be maintained on a regular basis to avoid performance loss or even breakdown.
- The ceiling and bathroom fans should be cleaned.
A ceiling fan can help circulate the air in your room while also potentially lowering your energy expenditures. Make sure the fan blades are clean so you don’t inhale the dust that accumulates on the fan. The bathroom fan eliminates moisture buildup in your bathroom and is more efficient and effective when it’s clean—plus, it looks better!
- The gutters – Your gutters move the rainwater away from your home, protecting the roof, siding, and foundation. Gutters that are clogged might cause your roof to leak or water to enter your home. At least twice a year, clean them (or more frequently, depending on how many trees surround your property and hang over your roof). Also, look for any damage.
- Paint – To keep your home beautiful it is better to give a touch-up of paint every year. For this, you need to hire a professional.
- Gardening – It is highly important to maintain your garden. Pick if there are any dry leaves or dead plants. Try to pluck debris and weeds in the garden. Grow new plants and trees for next season.
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