HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR OCTOBER

Dated: October 18 2021

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HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST FOR OCTOBER

 

1. CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS

Change Air Filters

Replace your furnace air filter.  Clean your furnace/ac unit, air ducts and replace any other air filters throughout your home.  There are many HVAC companies that'll come to your home for a nominal fee and clean and service your heating and ac unit.

Changing filters is an easy one.  You can order them right now so you don't forget.

 

2. CLEAR OUT RAIN GUTTERS AND DOWN SPOUTS 

Clean Rain Gutters

Clean gutters, downspouts and clear blockages.  This is a leading cause of water damage to a home.  The water gets blocked and causes damage to the exterior landscape, building and flooding can occur as a result of the blockage.

Any type of activity on the roof can pose danger.  Consider calling in a pro.  Cleaning costs average $70-$200 depending on your home. 

 3. CHECK FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND HAVE A SAFETY KIT

Fire Safety Kit

October is fire safety month.  Now is a good time to have fire safety and evacuation conversation with your family.

Check to make sure your fire extinguishers work.  If you don't have one now is a good time to get one or a few.

Head on over to this article from FEMA “Choosing & Using Fire Extinguishers.” They go through the types of fire extinguishers available and offer tips on using and maintaining them.  Google some videos on how to use fire extinguishers or better yet contact your local fire department and ask about community events and training on proper fire extinguisher usage. 

Consider having a Fire Safety Kit  (with a ladder) in your home.  There are different types out there. Do some research and see which ones will fit your situation.  You can start here and see if this kit works for your needs.

 

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