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February Home Maintenance Checklist

Hello February! Embracing the new month with a comprehensive home maintenance checklist:

1. Check Heating System:

Ensure your heating system is working efficiently. Consider scheduling a professional HVAC inspection and change your furnace filter if necessary.

2. Inspect Windows and Doors:

Check for drafts and seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors. This helps improve energy efficiency and keeps your home warmer.

3. Clear Snow and Ice:

Remove snow and ice from walkways, driveways, and your roof to prevent damage and ensure safety. Use ice melt or sand on slippery surfaces.

4. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace batteries if needed. Ensure they are in working order for safety.

5. Clean Gutters and Downspouts:

Clear debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent ice dams and water damage. Ensure water can flow freely.

6. Inspect Insulation:

Check the insulation in your attic and walls. Add insulation if necessary to improve energy efficiency and keep your home warm.

7. Trim Trees and Branches:

Trim any overhanging branches or limbs that could pose a risk during winter storms. This helps prevent damage to your home.

8. Check Plumbing:

Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing. Check for leaks and repair any issues. Test sump pumps if you have them.

9. Clean Dryer Vents:

Clean out your dryer vents to prevent fire hazards. Lint buildup can be a significant risk, so regular cleaning is essential.

10. Inspect Exterior:

- Walk around your home's exterior to check for any damage, such as cracked siding or missing shingles. Address any issues promptly.

11. Review Emergency Supplies:

- Ensure your emergency kit is well-stocked with essentials, including batteries, flashlights, bottled water, and non-perishable food items.

12. Plan for Spring Landscaping:

- Begin planning your spring landscaping projects. Consider ordering seeds, planning garden layouts, and scheduling any necessary services.


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