Tag: Monthly Home Maintenance Tips

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For April

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for April: General walk through: Check gutters and downspouts for water back-up. Make sure water properly drains away from foundation. Check for water leaks in basement. Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check hot water heater for proper ventilation. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Spring […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For December

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For December: General walk through: Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change or clean furnace air filter. Check temperature and pressure gauges on boiler. Check windows, storm windows, doors and garage door for proper closure and weatherstripping. Check for condensation along windows and glass doors. […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For July

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For July: General walk through: Trim shrubs and weed gardens, check for disconnected downspout extensions. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change/clean air filter in furnace if using central air. Caulk cracks and reseal asphalt driveway, if applicable. Run drain cleaner through all drain lines […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For June

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for June: General walk through: Check exterior gardens, downspouts and extensions, foundation landscaping. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change air filter and close dampers on lower returns if using central air. Check basement for dryness. Run dehumidifier and check sump hole and pump, if […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For May

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For May: General walk through: Check exterior gardens, downspouts and extensions, foundation landscaping. Make sure water drains away from your foundation. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke/fire alarms. Check window wells. Make sure they are cleaned out and filled. Trim trees and shrubs away from roof and siding […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For April

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for April: General walk through: Check gutters and downspouts for water back-up. Make sure water properly drains away from foundation. Check for water leaks in basement. Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check hot water heater for proper ventilation. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Spring […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For January

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For January: General walk through: Check for heat loss, weatherstripping, loose or open storm windows or doors. Check window function and locking mechanisms. Lubricate locks with WD-40 if sticky. Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check temperature and pressure gauges if you have an older system with a boiler. […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For December

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For December: General walk through: Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change or clean furnace air filter. Check temperature and pressure gauges on boiler. Check windows, storm windows, doors and garage door for proper closure and weatherstripping. Check for condensation along windows and glass […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For August

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For August: General walk-through: clean gutters, check downspout extensions and foundation landscaping. Finish up summer projects. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Change/clean air filter in furnace if using central air. Check for insect/pest infestation – ants, bees, bats, etc. Apply appropriate pesticides or […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For May

Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For May: General walk through: Check exterior gardens, downspouts and extensions, foundation landscaping. Make sure water drains away from your foundation. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke/fire alarms. Check window wells. Make sure they are cleaned out and filled. Trim trees and shrubs away from roof and […]