Your house requires regular cleaning and maintenance for it to stay in great condition. The shifting of the seasons can be especially harsh — whether it’s in Brookwood, Alabama or Provo, Utah, it will be buffeted with everything nature can throw.
Don’t worry, though. With this handy checklist, you’ll make sure your house will be habitable for a very long time.
- Clean the kitchen sink.
- Inspect your fire extinguishers and other emergency equipment.
- Check your carpets if they need any carpet repair Provo homeowners often encounter.
- Test your smoke detectors, toilet flushes and water softener.
- Dedicate one weekend to give your house a full, deep clean.
- Vacuum your refrigerator coil.
- Test the water heater and see if its pressure relief valve is working.
- Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors.
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, sump pump, and other equipment.
- Wash and change the beddings.
- Dust the windows and vacuum-clean.
- Remove any expired food, medicine or beauty products from your medicine cabinet and refrigerator.
- Inspect and clean your air conditioning, heating, and ventilating filters.
- Clean your kitchen appliances and windows.
- Check for grout or insect infestations in bathrooms, the kitchen, and other places; check for leaks as well.
- Drain (or flush) your water heater.
- Check windows and doors for weather-tightness, and prepare your heating system for the winter season.
- Call a professional to inspect your furnace and have your chimney cleaned.
- Clean the blinds and curtains all over your house.
- Inspect your electrical systems.
- Check for any loose handles, knobs, or racks that may have been affected by the drop in temperature.
- Be mindful of ice buildup, such as icicles and dams, in the colder places in your house. This also includes checking all locks and deadbolts, as well as caulking around showers and bathtubs.
- Clean the built-up sediment from your showerheads.
Here’s hoping you found this checklist useful. Good luck with keeping your house clean!