Preventative maintenance done on a regular basis, can help save your home from any costly damages or repairs that may come later on in the life of the home. Here are some steps you can take to protect your home and yourself from those costly things.

  • January: Clean the condenser coils behind and beneath your refrigerator. This is to help keep your unit cooling efficiently.
  • February: Inspect grout and caulk around sinks, bathtubs and showers, just to make sure that any repairs can be made or replaced.
  • March: Replace all the batteries and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all areas of the home.
  • April: Clean rain gutters and make sure the downspouts drain away from the foundation.
  • May:  Service the air conditioning system before the weather starts to get hot,
  • June: Clean lint from the clothing dryer vent where the air is vented outdoors.
  • July: Check GFCI devices and outlets using test button, if they fail to trip, replace.
  • August: Check roof for missing or damaged materials and interior ceilings and walls for signs of water leakage. Remember to check after storms and high winds.
  • September: Service heating systems before the weather starts to get cold.
  • October: Inspect the fireplace and flue before lighting your first fire.
  • November: Replace batteries and test smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors in all areas of the home.
  • December: Review the fire escape plan, check the pressure and expiration date on all fire extinguishers.