February Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

We know life gets busy so we’ve kept this concise and simple for you.  Be proactive and take these easy steps to protect yourself and your investment as well as you family.  You can rest assure that you did all you needed to do to keep your home safe.

1. ROTATE YOUR MATTRESS-

Help your spine out and prolong your mattress by flipping and rotating at least every 6 months.

2. DEEP CLEAN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL

This is an easy and quick way to help out with order and back up of debris.

3. TOUCH UP INTERIOR WALLS AND DOORS

Keep your home in tip top shape and remove those scuff marks and touch up the paint.  Keep a magic eraser on hand and use as needed for those little mark you see around the house.

4.  HAVE HVAC UNIT SERVICED

Your HVAC unit should be serviced at least once a year.  Not only does regular maintenance help in reduced utility bills but it can extend the life of your HVAC system.

5. CLEAN REFRIGERATOR COILS

Extend the life of your refrigerator and its efficiency by pulling it away from the wall and dusty underneath and behind the panel.

6.  CHECK CAULKING AND GROUT AROUND SINKS, SHOWERS AND TUBS

Water seeps through unseen areas.  Help mitigate water damage and potential mold issues by checking caulk and grout around your sink, tub and shower.  You should repair where needed.

7. SET UP WATER LEAK DETECTORS

Water heaters, washing machines, basements – what do these have in common?  The potential to cause havoc from a major water leak.

Other areas of your home have the potential to leak to.  Invest in water leak detectors.

8.  TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON

ou can’t see or smell radon.  But, it’s a dangerous gas and breathing in high levels of this gas can increase your risk for lung cancer.

In the United States it’s the #2 cause for lung cancer and is estimated to be the cause of 20,000 deaths per year.

9. CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE

Winter months often mean spending more time indoors.

Take some time and get your furniture in tip top shape and fresh.

The average cost to have your furniture professionally cleaned is $164.

If you prefer to clean them yourself take a look at cleaning tips here for leather furniture.