Quarterly Maintenance Checklist For Your Home

 Keeping your home in tip-top shape requires regular maintenance.  Keep this list handy for tasks that should be done every three months.  Next month we’ll feature some seasonal tips. (Save these lists!)

  • Test smoke and carbon dioxide detectors.  If the alarm doesn’t sound, change the batteries.
  • Let water run in unused sinks and flush unused toilets.  This helps flush out built-up grime.
  • Clean out gutters.  Removing leaves and other blockages keeps build-up from molding and allows water run-off to flow properly.
  • Check water softener.  Add salt if necessary.
  • Trim trees and bushes.  Keep hanging branches clear from house walls, the roof, and the air conditioner.