Home Maintenance Tips

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  • Have your air conditioning system inspected by a professional contractor
  • Check your water heater for leaks and corrosion
  • Clean and/or replace your furnace filter
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Clean your clothes dryer exhaust duct, and space underneath the dryer
  • Wash and clean the lint screen on your dryer to eliminate fabric softener build-up
  • Check your outlets for frayed wires or loose fitting plugs
  • Check your toilets, for erosion of plastic floater valves and pipe connections
  • Clean and/or replace your furnace filter
  • Check your washing machine hoses for cracks and bulges, and replace as necessary
  • Clean your clothes dryer exhaust duct, and space underneath the dryer
  • Wash and clean the lint screen on your dryer to eliminate fabric softener build-up
  • Clean your garbage disposal using ice cubes, lemon juice, and running water for one minute
  • Have your furnace cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician
  • Clean and/or replace your furnace filter
  • Check the caulking around your doors and windows for leaks
  • Clean your clothes dryer exhaust duct, and space underneath the dryer
  • Wash and clean the lint screen on your dryer to eliminate fabric softener build-up
  • Check caulking around your showers, tubs, sinks, and toilet base and repair as necessary
  • Replace the air filter
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Turn off and drain all exterior water faucets
  • Check your smoke alarm batteries and replace when necessary
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Check your chimney flue for obstructions
  • Check that any exposed water or drain piping, particularly in your attics and crawl spaces, is insulated