Ah, home maintenance! While this might be a task that everyone tends to dread, it’s ultimately a necessity, and should be done on a regular basis. With that in mind, do you have a system to ensure that all of the items in your home are working properly and taken care of? Whether you have a small or large home, it can be difficult to remember all of the things you should be checking on from time to time.
Therefore, it’s best that you have a home maintenance system in check, so that all of your household appliances stay up-to-date.
So, how do you go about doing this? Our answer is to create a checklist, and keep it in a place that you’ll always see. Here are some of the things you should be including, as well as a time frame for what things need to be check and when to check them…
- Kitchen sink disposal- Every month, you should be cleaning and inspecting your kitchen sink disposal system. While there are a number of ways to do this, one of the most important is ensuring that the blades work, and that nothing is inhibiting them from working properly.
- Air filters- Changing your air filters every month is extremely important. Not only will frequently changing them reduce the risk of potentially harmful airborne particles, it will also improve the air quality in your home. This is especially important for people living with allergies and pets, as particles can spark asthma attacks, and even harm your respiratory health. It’s okay to push this back by 2-3 months if you have a small home, or don’t live with any animals.
- Fire extinguishers- Even though most households won’t have one, it’s a good idea to inspect it if you do. There are expiration dates on these, and you won’t want to find yourself with an expired one in a time of need.