It’s easy to get caught off guard in an increasingly busy world. When you finally do have time to yourself, it can be easy to forget about important home maintenance tasks. Here’s ten such tasks that may or may not apply to your situation, but this reminder to think about your home’s upkeep might help you think of something else that needs attention.
Change your Furnace Air Filter
One of the easiest things to forget is one of the simplest to do. Keep a good stock of filters so when your current filter’s time is up, you don’t forget to replace it simply because you don’t have a replacement on hand.
Clean Mold in your Shower
Refer to THIS BLOG POST about how to clean pink mold if you notice it creeping in. It can take a little elbow grease, but it’s worth it!
Open and Clear your Air Vents
Sometimes your air vents get blocked by boxes, furniture or other things. Here’s your reminder to clear your home’s airways for better circulation.
Replace the Batteries in your Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors
Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors weekly for best results. Replace the batteries before they run out of power, which usually means just six months.
Pump your Septic Tank
Call Maui Pumping today for septic pumping service and other maintenance. The last thing you want is a septic backup, so schedule your next appointment if you haven’t already.
Clear your Drains
Get ahead of slow-forming clogs by clearing your drains monthly. Use drain snakes where possible, since harsh chemicals can damage some pipes and can ruin your septic system.
Deep Clean your Dryer’s Lint Trap
Learn how to use vacuums to clear out lint trapped deep inside your dryer. Hidden lint is a fire hazard, and easy enough to avoid with a little effort.
Clean the Inside of your Trash Cans
It’s satisfying to take out all the trash in the house at once, and you’ll notice everything smells better when you can disinfect inside the receptacles themselves.
Clean your Oven and Stovetop
This counts for two items in one. Clean your stovetop of grease and food debris often. Cleaning your oven, especially one that has a self-cleaning setting, shouldn’t be done while cleaning your stovetop; it would be too hot to touch!