5 Simple Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Simple Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Know

5 Simple Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted on March 17, 2023.

As a homeowner, it's important to keep your property in good condition to ensure its longevity and value. While major home repairs and renovations may require professional help, there are several simple home maintenance tasks that you can do yourself. Here are five simple home maintenance tasks every homeowner should know:

Clean gutters and downspouts

Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause water damage to your home's foundation, walls, and roof. To prevent this, clean your gutters and downspouts at least twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall. Use a ladder and gloves to remove leaves, debris, and other blockages, and use a hose to flush out any remaining debris.

Check and replace air filters

Dirty air filters can reduce your home's energy efficiency and air quality, and can also cause damage to your HVAC system. Check your air filters once a month and replace them every three months, or more often if you have pets or allergies.

Inspect and repair caulking and weatherstripping

Caulking and weatherstripping help seal your home's doors and windows, preventing drafts and water damage. Inspect your caulking and weatherstripping once a year and replace any that are damaged or deteriorating.

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential for keeping your home safe. Test your detectors once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

Check and maintain plumbing fixtures

Leaky faucets, toilets, and pipes can waste water and cause damage to your home. Check your plumbing fixtures regularly and repair any leaks promptly. Also, make sure your water heater is set to the appropriate temperature (120°F), and drain it once a year to remove sediment.

By regularly performing these simple home maintenance tasks, you can help prevent major damage to your home and save money on costly repairs. However, if you need professional help with any home repairs or renovations, contact BMJ Enterprises LLC. Our team of experienced professionals offers a wide range of property services, including property maintenance, property renovation, handyman services, property advisement, property rehabilitation, and lease-purchases/rent-to-own. Contact us today and let us show you why we're the trusted choice for all your property needs.

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