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home maintenance  /  December 9, 2019

6 Home Maintenance Tasks That Are Often Overlooked

Maintaining your property is part and parcel of being a homeowner. In this article, Handyman Connection® of Orange County shares six home maintenance tasks that homeowners often overlook.

  1. Light Bulbs – Light bulbs are vital fixtures for any home and at first glance, they may seem to be minor things around the home that don’t require much attention. Therefore, most homeowners wait until the light bulb is almost out before they replace it. To prevent yourself from scrambling for a new bulb, consider replacing your light bulbs every few months.

  1. Furnace Filters – When it comes to furnace filters, the term “out of sight, out of mind” seem to apply to many homeowners. According to HVAC maintenance pros, however, you should replace your filters every one to three months to ensure the indoor air quality of your home is as clean as possible.

  1. Downspouts – The downspout is an important part of every home, as this is where your gutters channel rainwater, preventing moisture damage in the process. However, if the downspouts are left clogged and unattended, the water could back up and cause damage to your foundation and roof. Make sure to have your gutters and downspouts cleaned periodically to avoid serious problems.

  1. Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors – It’s easy to forget about your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. However, professionals say that you should test them at least once a month and replace the batteries at least twice a year. Alarms and detectors also have expiration dates, so if you no longer know how old they are, replace them immediately.

  1. Window and Door Caulking – The caulking of your windows and doors plays an important role in your home’s energy efficiency. What some homeowners don’t know, however, is that the caulking should be replaced every three to five years depending on the climate of your area.

  1. Drains – Some homeowners only pay attention to their drains when clogs appear. To prevent your drains from clogging in the first place, make sure to have them inspected by a plumber periodically to ensure they’re clean and clear.

For your home maintenance requirements, don’t hesitate to turn to Handyman Connection of Orange County. When it comes to remodeling and painting services, we are the number one professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (714) 288-0077 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. 

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