Monthly Home Maintenance Tips
Preventative maintenance can help avoid major and expensive repairs later on. General home maintenance is a must to keep your home in tip-top shape.
JANUARY: Clean the condenser coils beneath or behind your refrigerator so that it cools more efficiently.
FEBRUARY: Inspect the grout and caulk around sinks, bathtubs and damaged materials, and interior showers. Repair or replace any damaged areas.
MARCH: 6 mo. Reminder: Replace batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
APRIL: Clean all rain gutters and ensure the downspouts drain from the foundation.
MAY: Service your air-conditioning system before the weather gets hot.
JUNE: Clean the lint from the dryer vent where the air is vented outdoors.
JULY: Check GFCI devices and outlets using the test button. If they fail to trip, they should be replaced.
AUGUST: Check the roof for missing or damaged materials and interior ceilings and walls for signs of water leakage. Remember to check after storms and high winds.
SEPTEMBER: Service your heating system before the weather turns cool.
OCTOBER: Inspect and clean the fireplace and
flue before lighting your first fire.
NOVEMBER: Six mo. Reminder: Replace batteries and test smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors.
DECEMBER: Review your fire-escape plan. Check the pressure and expiration date on all fire extinguishers.