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Your February 2024 Monthly Maintenance Guide

As we celebrate love in February, why not extend that affection to your home? Here are essential tips and tasks to keep your home in top shape!

Deep Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Cleaning the garbage disposal is often overlooked, but it’s an essential home maintenance task. Bob Vila takes you step by step on how to properly and efficiently clean your garbage disposal.

Touch Up Interior Walls & Doors

Keep your home in tip top shape and remove those scuff marks and touch up the paint. Follow these tips to remove scuff marks.

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. The cost to have your system cleaned runs approximately $100-$150.  Watch for local special deals and coupons for this service.  It’s very common for companies to offer coupons for servicing HVAC systems.

Clean Refrigerator Coils

Extend the life of your refrigerator and increase its efficiency by periodically cleaning its condenser coils. Follow these steps and you should have it done in less that 15 minutes.

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 too. Invest in water leak detectors. There are several types on the market and some you can be alerted on your phone.  

Check Caulking & Grout Around Sinks, Showers & 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. Caulk and repair where needed.  

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s still plenty to do around the house! Don’t let these tasks slide!

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