Home Maintenance Projects You May Be Overlooking

Posted by Krista Fracke on Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:52pm.

When you own a home, it comes with a plethora of upkeep, repairs, and regular maintenance. Some of these projects are obvious such as needing a fresh coat of paint or replacing a broken toilet. However, there are many home improvement projects that you may be overlooking in your Jacksonville home. Let’s discuss several home-improvement projects that you may want to add to your to-do list.

Changing Furnace Filters

Did you know that the filters in your furnace should be replaced every single month? These items prevent dirt, dust, and other particles from damaging the unit. When these filters become dirty and grungy, they cause the appliance to work harder, costing you more energy and higher monthly bills. Luckily, this project can be completed in a matter of minutes, meaning there’s very few excuses not to do it.

Clean Refrigerator Coils

When was the last time you cleaned the coils at the bottom of your fridge? These coils are often located on the bottom of your fridge or on the back of the appliance. Over time, this area gathers dirt, dust, hair, crumbs, etc., that will make the fridge work harder and decrease its lifespan. You can clean these coils by using a vacuum or a small brush. Clean this area at least once a year, if not more often.

Clean Your Dryer Vent

A plugged dryer vent is common for many homes and is very dangerous. This is a fire danger and can also make your dryer work harder than is needed to dry clothes. Regularly check the ducts and remove all lingering lint to keep your home safe and your energy usage low. If your duct is old and worn down, you can replace it at most home improvement stores.

Pest Control

Many individuals may not worry about pests and rodents until they spot an infestation in their home. But, nobody wants this to happen. Unfortunately, you may not realize you have a problem until these insects or rodents have already damaged areas of your home or yard. To prevent an infestation, spray your home for bugs and rodents or hire professionals. This will save you a lot of headache, stress, and fear and help you stay ahead of those creepy, crawly creatures.

Proper maintenance can be a headache as a homeowner but it will help you live more comfortably, experience fewer issues, and sell your Jacksonville home easier in the future.

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