Home Maintenance Checklist: March

By Kimberly Shane

Home Maintenance Checklist: March

March maintenance checklist blog.jpgMan! We are busy, as a society! I often feel like I don’t have time to take a breath and then I look at friends of mine and think, “seriously, where do they find the time to____?”. More often than not, the blank in that question is filled in with some sort of deep cleaning or home maintenance activity. But let’s be honest with one another, to be a good homeowner and to save us money and headaches in the future we should be performing preventative maintenance on our homes. When I used to work in hotels, we made sure that all of the guestrooms received preventative maintenance on a consistent basis to catch maintenance issues before they happened. If hotels do that for the complete strangers that stay with them, shouldn’t we for our families?

There are several suggested maintenance calendars out there but the key is once you find one stick with it so you don’t end up repeating the same one or missing something. On our blog, I’ve been sharing the monthly recommended maintenance activities, the first week of each month but was a little late this month—I’m so sorry! Here are the items to check off for March (you still have a couple weeks):

  • Flush hot water heater and remove sediment
  • Change furnace filters
  • Check the exterior drainage
  • Inspect Roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks
  • Prep your AC unit for summer, possibly having it serviced
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Clean garbage disposal

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