General home maintenance is not an easy task. It requires time, effort and certain skills. Moreover, and depending on the amount and difficulty of the work required inside and outside the house, you may need to hire a company to do your maintenance work on your behalf.
For today’s post, we will be sharing with you the ultimate home maintenance list to keep you ready and informed about all the general maintenance work that you may need for your home. As a bonus, we will also give you a list of basic tools that would be helpful to keep at your disposal.
A set of screwdrivers of several sizes
Glue and duct tape
A wire cutter
Rubber & leather gloves
A utility knife
A set of basic and Allen wrenches
Nails and screws
Add these tasks to your indoor home maintenance list:
Check your water-purification filters and replace them if needed.
Test the water-heater pressure and temperature-relief valve for proper operation (you may need a professional to fix any faults here).
Check out burnt out lights and replace them.
Check out stuck windows and fix them.
Repair or replace damaged window screens.
Clean and freshen your drains using iced vinegar cubes and baking soda.
Clean and replace air-conditioner filters.
Check air intakes for insects and debris.
Clean your tools and appliances.
Check your water taps for scale and other blockages.
Wash, rinse and dry your clothes dryer’s lint screen.
Clean and brighten tiles and grouts (you can use Coca Cola for that).
Deep-clean floors, ceilings and carpets.
Test smoke-detector sensors and alarms.
Test carbon-monoxide detectors and replace batteries if needed.
Scrub refrigerator coils at least once a year.
Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces.
Inspect kitchen and bath fixtures and cabinets for leaks.
Add these tasks to your outdoor home maintenance list:
Test the your garage-door.
Trim the lawn and fertilize it.
Prune trees and shrubs.
Clean and oil garden tools.
Clean out gutters.
Do some landscaping in your garden.
Apply a fresh coat of paint to your fence or garage door.
Check your outdoor furniture.
Check your grill and make sure its clean and well kept.