Protect Your Home Year-Round with These 8 Maintenance Tips
Whether you’re a new homeowner or an experienced do-it-yourselfer around the house, these handy tips will help protect your investment year-round.
Safety first – Replace the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s also a good time to make sure that any fire extinguishers in your home are in working order.
Look up – Inspect your attic and roof for leaks, missing shingles and ventilation issues. It’s also a good idea to check on the chimney, as well as attic fans and vents.
In the bathroom – Inspect grout and caulk around bathtubs, sinks and showers. Get rid of cracked grout and replace missing grout. Seal tile grout. Discolored and mildewed caulk should be cleaned and might need to be replaced with new caulk.
In the kitchen – Clean appliances, including refrigerator coils and underneath the range hood. Remove…
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