Use this March Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family. March is a time of rejuvenation and to prepare for the spring season.
There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.
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 March Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist
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 March
March Home Maintenance #1
1. Check Outside Faucets
You would think you can notice a water leak immediately, but that's usually not the case.
Damage is often caused from a slow leak which means you won't notice it right away. Inspect your outside faucets to protect your property.
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2. Clean Your Garage
Dirt, sludge and mud from winter tend to get tracked into the garage and trapped in spots.
Items often get stored in the garage during winter. You may have ‘lost' a few things in the garage during the winter months.
Take a half day, clean your garage and do some organizing. Now is a good time to clean out the storage shed too.
Here are some great tips to consider when organizing your garage.
March Home Maintenance #3
3. Check Exterior Water Drainage Areas
With winter winds, leaves falling and dirt that gets trapped by sludge and ice you should check your rain gutters and down spouts. Water blockage is a leading cause of damage to a home.
Any type of activity on the roof can pose danger. Consider calling in a pro. Cleaning costs average $70-$200 depending on your home.
Check your ground exterior areas too. Standing ground water and water backups pose a risk to your foundation and other areas. Use these tips to achieve better yard drainage.
March Home Maintenance #4
4. Clean Your Shower Heads
Dangerous bacteria can be lurking in your shower heads. “Showerheads are great places for microbial life to persist in the home.”
Head over here to learn how to clean your shower heads and remove bacteria properly.
March Home Maintenance #5
5. Clean Your Fan Blades
Dirt tends to gravitate on fan blades. It's a breeding ground for dust mites too.
It's easy to forget these areas because they're often out of sight, however, not cleaning these regularly can be hazardous to your health.
The video below offers great tips on cleaning your ceiling fan.
While you're cleaning your garage (and storage shed) set aside the lawn and garden equipment. Check to be sure they're ready for use.
Ensure you maintain your lawn and garden equipment with these helpful tips from consumer reports.
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7. Prepare Your Air Conditioner
March Home Maintenance #8
8. Clean Your Washing Machine
Washing machines can be a breeding ground for bacteria if not cleaned periodically.
Cleaning your washing machine helps remove odors, keeps your machine running smoothly and helps with sanitation.
Head on over for step by step instructions for properly cleaning your washer.
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March Home Maintenance #9
9. Clean Baseboards
Baseboards are often missed during routine cleaning. Take some time and clean your baseboards.
Soon the windows will be open, fans running and you don't want the dirt and grime from winter's residue flying through your home.
These sponges help with crevices and makes cleaning your baseboards a snap.
Microfiber cloths work so well with sensitive areas that may be prone to scratching. And, you can reuse them so it's good for the environment!
This March 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.
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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.”