Home Maintenance Tasks Every Collingwood Homeowner Should Know

As a homeowner, many projects around your Collingwood house will need your attention. Some may require assistance from a professional while others you may complete on your own. Here are just a few home maintenance projects that every homeowner should know how to do and should complete often. 

Clear Out The Gutter

How often do you clean out your home’s gutters? This is a task that should be done at least every six months but is frequently overlooked. Your gutter can easily become clogged with leaves, twigs, garbage, and other items. If this debris is not cleared, it makes it difficult for water to properly drain away from your home, causing serious damage if left for too long. 

Clear Out Your Dryer Vent

When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? Over time, this area accumulates lint from drying clothes. If this lint is not removed, it builds up and can become a major fire hazard for your home. At least once a quarter, remove your dryer hoses and vacuum them out. There are also special brushes you can invest in that will help you clean your vents quickly and easily. 

Replace Air Filters

If you want to improve the air quality around your home, replace your home’s air filters. Depending on the type of air filter you have and whether people in your home have allergies, it will affect how often you need to replace the air filter. Typically, this filter needs to be replaced every three months but may need to be monthly if you have indoor pets or your family members have severe allergies. 

Caulking

To keep your home energy-efficient and to reduce the amount of air that escapes from inside your house, you want to keep the seals around your windows in excellent condition. To do this, you should use a caulk gun. This tool can seem a little intimidating for those unfamiliar with it but it is simple to use with a little practice. Learning how to use the tool, and to use it correctly, will help you improve the seals around your home and the appearance of these seals. 

Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

If you want your refrigerator to last for years to come, it is important that you take care of the outside of it as well as the inside. One way to do this is to clean the refrigerator’s coils. Depending on the design of the fridge, the coils are located on the bottom or the back of the machine. You can use a vacuum to suck up the grime, dust, and dirt that accumulate on these coils. You may also purchase a special brush to wipe away all the grime and to prevent the coils from working more than is necessary. 

What other home improvement tasks would you add to this list?