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Monthly Maintenance

September 5, 2017

Part of being a new homeowner means having to learn the basics of maintaining your home to prevent larger problems in the future. Below are some of the basic homeowner maintenance items that we encourage all of our new homeowners to perform on a monthly basis.

Monthly tasks:

  • Replacing A/C filters is the most basic, preventative maintenance for your A/C unit, and can be considered one of the most important. When your A/C filter gets clogged, dust and dirt begin to find its way into the air conditioner itself, causing wear and tear on the parts. You probably know what that means.. the more wear and tear on the parts, the sooner they wear out and then you’re dealing with a breakdown. The clogged filter also prevents enough air from flowing through the system to keep it working properly.
  • Clean or replace the dirty filter in your range hood. The same principle applies here as with the A/C filters, except this part doesn’t need to be replaced, simply cleaned. A basic household degreaser and some hot water will do the trick.
  • Freshen and clean sink drains by flushing with hot water and baking soda. No one likes a smelly kitchen! This will also help keep debris from clogging up your drain lines, which could cause water to back up into your fixtures.
  • Check for evidence of leaks around toilets, under sinks and around the dishwasher, basically all your wet areas. It is always a good practice to do a quick sweep of all of the water supply areas of your home to check for signs of a leak. Doing so can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in repairs by catching a leak before it is too late.
  • Clean aerators on faucets regularly, depending upon water hardness.  You may need to use a rust or scale remover to return them to normal condition. Check any water filters and softeners regularly.

To check out the items needed to maintain on a bi-annual and annual basis, check out our main video here.

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