Use this February Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.
There's a printable checklist available for a reminder.
You love your family and your home – protect both and you'll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.
Easy February Home Maintenance And Safety tips
We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you. The printable checklist will be a handy reminder for you too.
Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family.
Home Maintenance Checklist for february
1. Rotate your mattress
Your body and wallet will thank you for it.
Should you rotate or flip? This depends on your mattress. Take a look at these tips from SleepAdvisor.org.
2. Deep clean your garbage disposal
This should take less than 10 minutes. Cleaning your garbage disposal is something we often overlook but it's an important task for home maintenance.
Bob Vila takes you step by step on how to properly and easily clean your garbage disposal.
3. Touch up interior walls and doors
Keep your home in tip top shape and remove those scuff marks and touch up the paint.
Follow these tips to remove scuff marks.
Touch ups don't have to be a major pain. For nicks and small scratches this small paint tool could do just the trick.
4. Have HVAC unit serviced
Your HVAC unit should be serviced at least once a year. Not only does regular maintenance help in reduced utility bills but it can extend the life of your HVAC system.
The cost to have your system cleaned runs approximately $100-$150. Watch for local special deals and coupons for this service. It's very common for companies to offer coupons for servicing HVAC systems.
5. Clean refrigerator coils
Extend the life of your refrigerator and increase its efficiency by periodically cleaning its condenser coils.
Follow these steps and you should have it done in less that 15 minutes.
Water seeps through unseen areas. Help mitigate water damage and potential mold issues by checking caulk and grout around your sink, tub and shower. You should repair where needed.
7. Set up water leak detectors
Water heaters, washing machines, basements – what do these have in common? The potential to cause havoc from a major water leak.
Other areas of your home have the potential to leak too. Invest in water leak detectors. There are several types on the market and some you can be alerted on your phone.
8. Test your home for radon
You can't see or smell radon. But, it's a dangerous gas and breathing in high levels of this gas can increase your risk for lung cancer.
In the United States it's the #2 cause for lung cancer and is estimated to be the cause of 20,000 deaths per year.
It's pretty inexpensive to buy a radon test.
9. Clean your furniture
Winter months often mean spending more time indoors.
Take some time and get your furniture in tip top shape and fresh.
Keep all your home instruction manuals and maintenance records in your own custom home maintenance binder. Customize this just for you. Get organized! You'll be glad you did!
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Get Your February's Home Maintenance Checklist Below
The February home maintenance checklist is a good start. Add to it as you like. Maybe there’s something here you've meant to get done but it's slipped your mind.
If you love going all out and tackling more, there’s a place on the printable checklist to add more of your own “To Get Done This Month.”
Comment below and share your ideas and additional items you’d like to tackle this month.