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January Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

Happy New Year from Ryan Dallas Real Estate! Let’s kick off the year with your monthly home maintenance tips for January. It’s important to take the appropriate measure to maintain the integrity of your home. We know how busy life can be — so we’ll keep this easy and simple for you!

Decide On Home Projects

Use this month’s indoor time to review home maintenance projects you’d like to accomplish this year. Be sure to write them down! Studies show if you write your goals down you’re more likely to achieve them.

Wipe Down Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware

Holiday cooking and entertaining can leave the kitchen with splatters of grease and other remnants that made their way to your kitchen cabinets and hardware. Carve out time to give your kitchen cabinets and hardware a good wipe down.

Update Your Home Inventory List

Home accidents and disasters can and do happen. Be prepared with a current home inventory list in the event you need to file a home insurance claim. It’s such a stressful time and the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and energy trying to remember all the items you lost in your home while filing a home insurance claim.

Change Water Filters

Water filters should be replaced once or twice a year (depending on your manufacturer recommendations). The size of your household and usage affects this too.

Clean & Organize Closets

While it’s cold outside, take advantage of your indoor time to clean and organize your closets. January is a great time to reset your wardrobe! Use leftover boxes from the holidays to pack unused items and donate them.

Check For Ice Dams

Check for ice dams and take measures to remove them. You should be doing this all throughout the winter months. Melting ice can run into your roof, causing leaks, flooding, and major damage to your home’s structure. 

Protect Pipes From Freezing

Take preventative measures and protect your pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes (and bursting) can cause a lot of damage to your home and belongings.

Wash Blankets and Comforters

Your family room blankets have probably had a lot of use during the holidays and cold months. Take time to wash all of them. You’ll love the softness and scent of freshly laundered blankets while you’re binging on your favorite shows!

You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones. Fall asleep rest assured you took the steps to ensure a safe home for your family.

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