February Home Maintenance

February Home Maintenance

  • CSG Team
  • 02/7/23

February is the month of love, but it's also the perfect time to show some love to your home. Regular home maintenance tasks can keep your house in good condition and prevent costly repairs in the future. Here are some important tasks to include in your February home maintenance checklist:

  1. Check your cooling and heating systems: With the colder weather still present in February and warmer weather coming soon, it's important to make sure your HVAC systems are in good working order. Change your filters, check for any strange noises or unusual odors, and have a professional inspect it if needed.

  2. Clean your gutters: Winter weather can cause leaves and debris to clog your gutters. Clean them out to ensure proper drainage and prevent water damage to your roof and walls.

  3. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: February is also National Fire Safety Month. Test all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries if needed.

  4. Inspect your roof: Winter weather can take a toll on your roof. Check for any missing or damaged shingles, cracks, or other signs of damage. Repair any issues promptly to prevent water damage and leaks.

  5. Check for air leaks: Cold air can easily enter your home through gaps and cracks in your doors and windows. Use weatherstripping and caulk to seal any leaks and keep your home warm and comfortable.

  6. Clean your fireplace: If you have a fireplace, have it professionally cleaned and inspected to ensure it's safe to use. This will also help prevent the buildup of soot and creosote, which can be a fire hazard.

  7. Service your appliances: Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your appliances and keep them running efficiently. Schedule a tune-up for your refrigerator, dishwasher, and other appliances this month.

By following these home maintenance tasks, you can keep your home in good condition and avoid costly repairs down the road. February is the perfect time to show your home some love and get ahead on your to-do list. Need some help? Your CSG Advisor can connect you with with vetted professionals to help you get your February home maintenance tasks.

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