6 Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

While every season comes with different things you should keep up with when it comes to home maintenance, there are still plenty of things you should regularly do and check on to ensure your family’s safety in your home. Here are 6 things you can check out today...


The Gutters


You should be making sure that your gutters are clear of any blockage that would cause the rain or the water coming from the melted snow to infiltrate your house. It is recommended you clear your gutters at least twice a year, most importantly in the Spring and late Fall. 


Smoke alarm and carbon dioxide monoxide detectors


You should be changing the batteries to these life-saving gadgets at least once a year. This way, you’re sure that if ever a fire happens, your family can safely make it out of your home as quickly as possible. 


HVAC system


If you have a central system in your home for heat and air, make sure to call a technician at least twice a year to check your system. Typically, the technician will take care of cleaning and servicing your furnace, ducts, and vents. They’ll also look for any signs of damage and let you know when it is time to repair or change anything.


The Roof


If you can safely make it to your roof, inspect it to make sure you don’t have broken shingles, moss, broken gutters, or broken tree parts stuck on the roof. And if you can’t make it up there, you can hire someone to check that out for you.


Your chimney


Even if you don’t use it very often, you still need to regularly check your chimney. When looking up your chimney, make sure it is in good condition and that you don’t see any holes or cracks. You should also regularly clean it out.  In case you don’t want to do it yourself, you can always call a professional. 




Regardless of whether your pipes are new or old, you should regularly check your plumbing to make sure there aren’t any leaks or breakage. 


Are there any other things in your home that you regularly check? Share your maintenance tips with us!

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