A Few Quick Home Maintenance Tips

When you think of home maintenance, you probably automatically think of repairs. While repairs are sometimes necessary, some of the most important home maintenance that you should do is preventative. The easiest fix is to prevent having to fix it at all. Take a look at a few quick home maintenance tips.

Clean All Hoses, Ducts, and Filters

Over time, any type of hose, duct, or filter for your household appliances will become clogged and dirty. You can't prevent dust from accumulating, but you can clean it regularly to prevent it from causing any problems. This would include the exhaust duct for your clothes dryer, the filters on your furnace, the condenser of your central air conditioner, and even the coils underneath your refrigerator.

Fire Safety

If you have a fireplace, it's important that you have it cleaned and inspected at least once a year, generally right before the cold season hits. Make it a point to change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors yearly or as needed. Even if your smoke detectors are hard-wired, they still have backup batteries that you will need to change.

Windows and Doors

Your windows and doors are extremely important elements of your home since they are responsible for your home's security and energy efficiency. It's imperative that you inspect all of your windows and doors yearly. You will want to check the caulking and the weatherstripping on them to ensure that everything's sealed off tightly. Looks for any cracks, gaps, or signs of damage.

Contact us today at Ascent Builders, Inc. for more quick, easy, and essential home maintenance tips!