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Show Your Home Some Love With These 5 Must-Do Home Maintenance Tasks

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it’s the season of love…so why not show your home some love, too? Take a look at these 5 must-do home maintenance tasks. Your home will love you for it!

1. Fire Extinguishers

Do you have a fire extinguisher at your home? If not, you should! It’s important that you have one placed at an easily accessible location. It’s also important to maintain them. First, look at the expiration date on your fire extinguishers. Of course, you want to be sure you have one that isn’t expired. Then check to see if it has any wear on it and if the correct pressure is showing. If it looks like it may be defective in any way, consider purchasing a new one.

2. Roof & Gutters

You may not realize it, but your roof gets a lot of attention. (Think about it, it does make up about half of your home!) It gets even more attention when it isn’t well kept. Every few months, get up on your roof and take a look around. Remove any debris that you find, and keep an eye out for missing shingles or damaged spots. If you notice these places getting worse, you may want to contact a roofer for repairs. This is also a good time to clean out your gutters, if you have them.

3. Air Conditioner

After every season – especially fall and spring – it is a good idea to get your air conditioner checked to be sure it is in good working order before the start of a new season. You want to be sure the drainage isn’t clogged and that the coils are clean. Lucky for you, we offer this service at the Bosworth Company! Find out more about our seasonal clean & check services!

4. Refrigerator

You use your refrigerator every day…keeping it clean should be on your priority list! Having the refrigerator clean makes it perform better, use less energy and ultimately last longer! You should deep clean your refrigerator every couple of months by completely emptying it and cleaning out the shelves and drawers. This is also a good time to examine the expiration dates on things like condiments, jellies, etc.

5. Unused Spaces

The less or unused spaces in our homes (guest rooms and bathrooms, storage rooms/closets, garage, etc.) are easy to overlook. Once a month, examine these spaces and clean them up if necessary. If it’s a bathroom, flush the toilets and run the water to make sure everything is flowing properly. The last thing you want is for one of your guests to find out you have a plumbing problem before you do!

Show Your Home Some Love!

Hopefully, these must-do home maintenance tasks help to keep your home (and schedule) working properly! After all it does for you, it’s nice to show your home some love! For other tips and tricks like these, be sure to follow our boards on Pinterest!