February Home Maintenance Checklist

By: Theresa Baird

February Home Maintenance Checklist

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1.  ROTATE YOUR MATTRESS

 
Help your spine out and prolong your mattress by rotating or flipping it at least once a year. 
 
Your body and wallet will thank you for it.
 
Should you rotate or flip? This depends on your mattress. 

 

2. DEEP CLEAN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL

 
This should take less than 10 minutes.  Cleaning the garbage disposal is often overlooked, but it's an essential home maintenance task.

 

3. TOUCH UP INTERIOR WALLS AND DOORS

 
Keep your home in tip top shape and remove those scuff marks and touch up the paint.

 

4.  HAVE HVAC UNIT SERVICED

 
Your HVAC unit should be serviced at least once a year.  Not only does regular maintenance help in reduced utility bills but it can extend the life of your HVAC system.
 
The cost to have your system cleaned runs approximately $100-$150.  Watch for local special deals and coupons for this service.  It's very common for companies to offer coupons for servicing HVAC systems.

 

5. CLEAN REFRIGERATOR COILS

 
Extend the life of your refrigerator and increase its efficiency by periodically cleaning its condenser coils.
 

6.  CHECK CAULKING AND GROUT AROUND SINKS, SHOWERS AND TUBS

 
Water seeps through unseen areas.  Help mitigate water damage and potential mold issues by checking caulk and grout around your sink, tub and shower.  Caulk and repair where needed. 
 

7. SET UP WATER LEAK DETECTORS

 
Water heaters, washing machines, basements – what do these have in common?  The potential to cause havoc from a major water leak.
Other areas of your home have the potential to leak too.  Invest in water leak detectors.  There are several types on the market and some you can be alerted on your phone.

 

8.  TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON

 
You can't see or smell radon.  But, it's a dangerous gas and breathing in high levels of this gas can increase your risk for lung cancer.
In the United States it's the #2 cause for lung cancer and is estimated to be the cause of 20,000 deaths per year.
 
1 out of every 15 homes have high radon levels.
 
It's pretty inexpensive to buy a radon test.
 

9. CLEAN YOUR FURNITURE

 
Winter months often mean spending more time indoors.
Take some time and get your furniture in tip top shape and fresh.
 
The average cost to have your furniture professionally clean is about $164.00.
 
Or if you prefer, you could clean them yourself.


Article by Jaymie Carroll | Last updated Jan 2, 2023 | Home Maintenance Tips