All homeowners know that annual home maintenance is a must, a labor of love that can be a little less laborious if you incorporate seasonal home maintenance to your yearly routine.
While doing a full on home maintenance inspection would be great to do every season, this is a list of the most important ones to do post-summer/pre-fall:
- Clean out your ventilation systems: With the increased use of air conditioning, it’s a good idea to clean out the air ducts of your home. While you’re in the duct cleaning mode, consider cleaning out the dust build-up in your vacuum vents, room fans, stove hood and dryer vents. For a thorough cleaning you may want to consider hiring a qualified air duct cleaner service. If you do opt to hire, be sure to that your contractor is reputable and request a written in home estimate before signing on with the company.
- Check your that your sink faucets, bathtubs, toilets, window sills, tiled walls, counter-tops and any other area that has caulking is well sealed and doesn’t have any cracks or separations.
- Inspect your windows and doors, including their screens for any wear and tear. Replace and/or fix if necessary.
- Inspect your roof for missing or broken shingles, tiles and uplifted roof membranes.
- Clean your smoke detectors and check the batteries. Also make sure your fire extinguishers are fully charged.
Once you’ve marked these off your to-do list you can sit back and relax knowing your home is in good condition… at least until the fall-to-winter schedule is up!