Prepare your home for the holidays with the November Home Maintenance Checklist!
Taking care of your home doesn’t need to be a daunting task if you spread it out over the course of a year. For November, we’ve put together a home maintenance checklist (complete with helpful how-to videos!) highlighting some tasks you may want to consider tackling.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to put away the scary decor, toss out those Jack-O-Lanterns, and prepare your home for the upcoming holidays!
Give Your Furnace TLC Before The Season Begins
Get your furnace or boiler professionally cleaned and checked for safe efficient operation. Getting the necessary furnace parts repaired, replaced or cleaned will help reduce early replacements of this costly device.
Check the Caulk In Your Bathroom
From discolored to cracking, being ahead of any problems with caulk can help avoid future problems. Consider removing and replacing caulk that has deteriorated. Staying on top of these areas will help keep mold from growing and larger plumbing issues from getting out of hand.
Care For Your Countertops
If you have marble, limestone, or granite countertops, keep them in shape by sealing them. Using a product like Granite Gold helps create a barrier to protect them against stains, etches and soil build-up.
Have Your Carpet Cleaned
Consider renting a carpet cleaner to clean wall to wall or area rugs and upholstery. It will be the perfect way to prep for a season of guests popping in for the holidays. You will be amazed at how dirty it all is and these machines will pull so much more dirt from the material than just vacuuming. Give your local Ace Hardware store a call or visit to check for availability of carpet cleaners.
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