Commonly Overlooked Household Maintenance

It’s easy to think big picture when it comes to household maintenance items. Items like landscaping, HVAC maintenance and gutter cleaning don’t usually get forgotten.
We’re going to share another list – commonly overlooked household maintenance items – and why it’s important you get those checked off too.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Your dryer vent should be inspected and cleaned once a year. If you have a larger household, you may want to bump that up to two or three times a year. Lint is highly flammable and failure to clean out your vents can result in a fire. The heating element on your dryer can also burn out from a plugged dryer vent. A sign that your dryer is in desperate need of a vent cleaning is if it’s taking longer to dry items.

Plumbing Inspection

Your home’s plumbing system should be checked at least once every two years. Plumbing inspections check anywhere that water runs through your home. Plumbers will also check underneath and outside of your home, check hydrants and pipes for leaks, and to make sure you have enough anti-freeze protection.

Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Did you know you need to check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace the batteries once or twice a year? These are life-saving devices. Create a reoccurring calendar event so you never forget.

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