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Home Maintenance for New Homeowners



Owning a home is a lot of work, and it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain a home. So, if you’re a new homeowner or just want a little reminder, here are some things you can do to maintain your house and property to ensure the future safety and longevity of your property. To make it easier for our homeowners in the melfort area, we’ve made a checklist that’ll keep you in the loop on all things home maintenance and upkeep: 

 

Monthly

  • Inspect and possibly change out HVAC filters

  • Clean kitchen sink disposal

  • Inspect fire extinguishers

Quarterly

  • Test smoke/carbon dioxide detectors

  • Check water softener

Biannually

  • Test water heater’s pressure relief valve

  • Give House a deep clean

  • Replace batteries in smoke/carbon dioxide detectors

  • Vacuum your refrigerator coils

  • Clean window screens

Annually (by season)

Spring

  • Check the exterior drainage

  • Clean out gutters eavestrough

  • Inspect the exterior of the house, grating around the house

  • Get ready or service air conditioning system for summer

  • repair/replace damaged window screens

  • Clear dead plants/shrubs from the house

  • Check trees for interference with electrical lines

  • Inspect roof for damage, leaks, etc.

  • Check underground sprinklers

Summer

  • Check grout in bathroom, kitchen etc. repair as needed

  • Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets

  • Take care of any insect problems you may have

  • Clean and repair deck/patio as needed

  • Clean out window wells of debris

  • Check and clean dryer vent, other exhaust vents to exterior of the home

  • Clean Garage

Fall

  • Flush hot water heater and remove sediments

  • Winterize air conditioning systems

  • Get heating system ready for winter

  • Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets

  • Test sump pump

  • Check driveway/pavement for cracks

Winter

  • Check for ice dams and icicles

  • Test your electricity to the extent that you can

  • Tighten any handles, knobs, racks etc. 

  • Check caulking around showers and bathtubs, repair as needed

  • Remove showerheads and clean sediment

  • Deep Clean and inspect the basement

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