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Thursday, February 1, 2024   /   by Ryan Huemmer

February Home Maintenance Checklist

How to clean shower heads and faucet tops. First pour about one cup of distilled white vinegar into a large plastic bag. Place the bag filled with vinegar over your shower head or faucet top so it is submerged in the liquid. Use a zip tie or tape to secure the bag in place. Make sure the entire shower head or faucet top is submerged. Soak for 30-60 minutes and rinse when completed.
Move and clean behind the refrigerator and range. Often neglected and out of sight, right? Dust, mold, food and pests can easily make your kitchen unhealthy. It’s best to use an appliance slider when moving your appliances to prevent scratches, rips or dents on your flooring. Be sure to unplug the appliance when doing your actual cleaning. Sweep the floor, wipe the walls and side of cabinets, clean any dust or grease built-up on the back of the appliance and inspect the area for any damages.
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Thursday, December 21, 2023   /   by Ryan Huemmer

Top 5 End-Of-Year Homeownership Task

Every homeowner should consider these end-of-year tasks to help ensure everything is in order and prepare your home for the coming year. Here are the TOP 5 tasks to consider:

1. HVAC Maintenance: Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling systems is essential for their efficiency and longevity. Change air filters every 1-3 months, clean vents and ducts, and schedule professional inspections or servicing to ensure everything is in good working condition. Call our favorite heating and cooling company Wohlers Heating & A/C for more information.

2. Check Detectors: Test smoke detectors by pressing the test button and ensure they're functioning correctly. Replace batteries at least once a year, even if they seem to be working fine. Also, test carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they're operational.

3. Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and structural issues. Remove leaves, debris, and any blockages to allow proper water drainage, especially before wi ...

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Friday, December 1, 2023   /   by Ryan Huemmer

December Home Maintenance Checklist

Prepare For Snow Removal
Make sure your shovel and/or snow blower is in working condition. Store snowy-weather supplies near the door where you can access them easily in a storm. Also buy ice salt.

Update Your Emergency Kit
Prepare yourself for power outages by making sure your house is outfitted with a well-stocked emergency kit. Things to consider: bottled water, a hand-crank radio, a flashlight with extra batteries, a solar cell phone charger, food, blankets and a first-aid kit.

Replace Furnace Air Filter
The air filter on your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system needs to be replaced every 1-3 months to keep the air in your home clean and flowing freely. A high-quality air filter is the best choice to remove mold, pollen, and other microscopic particles from the air.

Outdoor Lighting
Make sure all of your outdoor lights are working for both safety and security. Also check your garage lighting too.
Organize Your Freezers
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Wednesday, November 1, 2023   /   by Ryan Huemmer

November Home Maintenance Checklist

Replace Floor Protectors - Are expecting holiday guest? Protect your floors with new protectors on tables and chairs.
Examine Sump Pump – Be prepared for higher water tables as the ground freezes.
Remove Window Screens – Wash and remove window screens. Wash and remove screens then store them in a dry area.
Check Fire Extinguishers – Use of a fireplace always increases the risk of a fire. Check all fire extinguishers.
Clean the Dishwasher - Give your dishwasher a well-deserved scrub to remove detergent grime and buildup both inside and out.

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