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Monthly maintenance checklist for your house

1st Dec '22 • By

Home maintenance is an essential aspect of keeping your home safe and comfortable for your family. There are parts of your home that need to be checked and maintained every month, or else they will cause more significant problems for you down the track.

This can include damage and more considerable expenses for repairs and replacements. You also need to pay for considerable labour if significant issues pop up along the way because you’ve neglected a monthly maintenance check.

Your home should be a place of pleasant ambience and comfort. But, it’s hard to feel at home if the building is falling apart. For instance, you may not be able to ignore cracks in the walls and damaged furniture. You can often keep your space in better shape by doing maintenance checkups and repairs monthly.

Monthly repairs do not have to be stressful and expensive. You can pay for labour once and have multiple jobs done together with the help of a handyman. They can complete various sets of jobs without needing to hire multiple tradespeople. You can get free handyman quotes to find the best person in your area. 

If you’re wondering how much a handyman costs, the rate is approximately $35 to $60 for basic services. 

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Article Summary

  1. Check your system filters
  2. Check Your Toilets and Sinks
  3. Inspect your grout
  4. Look at your roof
  5. Check your household ventilation and exhaust fans

A maintenance checklist is vital in tracking your monthly home maintenance and ensures that you’re not missing any essential checkups and repairs. You can also keep track of your expenditures for all necessary repairs and labour services that you need. It prevents you from investing too much money in unnecessary changes in your home and allows you to focus on what is most important. Here are some of the things you can consider in your home maintenance checklist.

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1. Check Your System Filters

There are long-lasting water and air filters for homes that last for years and need only annual checkups, which are reusable. On the other hand, there are disposable system filters, and you need to change them every month. If you have disposable filters for air and water in your home, you should include them in your monthly checklist to be replaced. If you do not inspect and replace disposable system filters, they might contaminate the air and water in your home.

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2. Check Your Toilets and Sinks

Toilets and sinks are prone to clogging. It is crucial to do a monthly inspection of your toilets and sinks to ensure that all possible reasons for clogs, such as oils and grease, are wiped out. If you fail to check your toilets and drains regularly, they may cause unpleasant and unsanitary inconveniences. Blocked pipes can lead to overload, which will result in the breaking of the pipes or the surfacing of waste.

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3. Check Your Grout

Grout in your tiles can have minor damages, such as cracks and chips. While these are normal because of the wear and tear that your tiles face every day, it is crucial to fix grout cracks before they cause more significant problems, such as cracks in the surface of your tiles that will require replacement, which means higher expenses. 

You can’t always avoid grout cracks, but you can prevent more considerable damage that they might cause when you choose to neglect them. A grout crack on the floor will get bigger, and if you walk barefoot inside your home, it might harm your feet with the rough and sharp edges.

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4. Check Your Roofs

While the roof of your home shelters you through rain, hail or shine, it is often one of the most neglected parts of your house. You may think that your roof is strong enough to stay sturdy throughout all forms of wear and tear, but it can begin to show holes and rust that affect its durability. It is essential to check on your roofs every month and complete the necessary repairs, such as patching up holes in your roof to avoid further damage and inconvenience throughout the year.

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5. Check Your Household Ventilation and Exhaust Fans

Ventilation is an essential aspect of keeping your home comfortable for your family. Your monthly maintenance checklist must include checking your fans, aircon, and exhaust fans. You must ensure that the panels where your air passes through are clean to avoid allergens and other bacteria as you breathe. Remove accumulated clouds of dust and specks of dirt in the air panels so that clean air can circulate freely.

If you need help maintaining any of these areas of your home, get in touch with local handymen today.

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