You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year.
This month, be sure to:
- Replace or clean furnace filter. Clean filters for kitchen exhaust fans.
- Drain outside faucets and winterize sprinkler system.
- Check driveway for cracks. Fill cracks and reseal as needed.
- Test smoke detectors.
- Check septic system drain field for flooding. Drain approximately 2 gallons from water heater to eliminate sediment.
- Pass a lit candle around doors and windows to check for drafts. Weather strip as necessary.
- Examine chimney. Clean flue; repair any cracks in flue or any loose or crumbling mortar.