February Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist
You love your family and your home — protect both and you’ll enjoy beautiful space for years to come. Nothing says “I love you!” like a little bit of home maintenance, right? February is a great time to prepare your home for the spring season! To help, here’s your February checklist!
Rotate Your Mattress
Help your spine out and prolong your mattress by rotating or flipping it at least once a year. Your body and wallet will thank you for it!
Deep Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Cleaning the garbage disposal is often overlooked, but it’s an essential home maintenance task! This should take you less than 10 minutes.
Touch Up Interior Walls & Doors
Keep your home in tip top shape and remove all those scuff marks and touch up the paint. (A magic eraser will be your best friend.)
Have HVAC Unit Serviced
Your HVAC unit should be serviced annually. Not only does regular maintenance help in reduced utility bills but it can extended the life of your HVAC system. The average cost to have your system inspected and cleaned runs approximately $100-$150. It’s very common for companies to offer coupons for servicing HVAC systems, so be on the look out for local special deals for this service!
Clean Refrigerator Coils
Extend the life of your refrigerator and increase its efficiency by periodically cleaning its condenser coils.
Check Caulking and Grout Around Sinks, Showers & Tubs
Water seeps through unseen areas. Help mitigate water damage and potential mold issues by checking caulk around your sink, tub and shower. Caulk and repair where needed.
Set Up Water Leak Detectors
Water heaters, washing machines, basements – what do these all have in common? The potential to cause havoc from a major water leak! Other areas of your home have the potential to leak too, so we recommend investing in water leak detectors. There are several types on the market and some can even alert your phone for a detected leak!
As a homeowner, it’s important to do monthly routine maintenance to keep your systems working properly and keep your home safe. February is the month of love, which is a perfect time to show your home a little love before the warmer months ahead of us!