December Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

December Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist 

 

The month of December has arrived.  To keep your home in tip-top shape this winter and throughout the year, here's a checklist of home maintenance and safety items to take care of during December. (For a printable copy of the December Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist, click here.)

 

 

December Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist

 

 

13 More December Home Care Tips To Keep Your Home InTop Shape

 

  1. Check your windows for drafts and/or cracked panes.

  2. Check on supplies in the home that would be helpful to have on hand in the event of a weather relted power outage or other emergency... things like batteries, non-perishable food items, blankets, bottled water. Update your emergency kit.

  3. Replace the furnace filter; vacuum and dust the HVAC system.

  4. Clean faucet aerators and shower heads. Check hoses for dishwasher, clothes washer, garbage disposal.

  5. Drain about two gallons from the water heater to prevent/eliminate sediment

  6.  Make sure that any decorative holiday lights are properly working and discard any with frayed or damaged cords.

  7. Service your generator, if you have one.

  8. Test and change detector batteries if you didn't do so when daylight savings time ended.

  9. Clean or replace shower curtains.

  10. Clean lampshades, window treatments, light bulbs, and light fixtures.

  11. Disconnect hoses and water supply to outside faucets.

  12. Check weather-stripping and seals.

  13. Secure steps and railings (especially outdoors).

 

 

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Rainmaker
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John Pusa
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Nina Hollander very good list of home maintenance & safety checklist for December.

Dec 04, 2019 07:49 PM #17
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John Pusa good morning and thanks, John. Somehow, when you own a home there's always something to do.

Dec 05, 2019 04:32 AM #18
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I'll be printing up your post and checklist for my own use, Nina Hollander ... I have a few things that need some attention!  Thank you ...

Gene

 
Dec 05, 2019 07:42 AM #19
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Nina, great list for homeowners to keep their home ready for winter.   Here in Denver, if you did not disconnect your hoses, you are WAY too late!  

Dec 05, 2019 07:44 AM #20
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi good morning, Gene... happy that you found this list useful! Happy Thursday!

Dec 05, 2019 08:06 AM #21
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Joan Cox hi Joan... we were still watering our lawn and bushes in early November this year. I turn my own off usually by mid-November, but I know many people who never disconnect their hoses here.

Dec 05, 2019 08:08 AM #22
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Hi Nina,
Keeping up with a regular home maintenance checklist can certainly save a lot of time, money and grief.  Winter is an especially important time NOT to ignore your checklist for most of the country.

Dec 05, 2019 01:55 PM #23
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Nine these are good suggestions, I have a few of them still on my list of things to do.

Dec 05, 2019 02:26 PM #24
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Carol Williams hi Carol... ongoing maintenance is way less expensive than having to fix something after it breaks.

Dec 05, 2019 03:00 PM #25
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George Souto hi George... hopefully you'll get to the remaining items soon and before it's too late. 

Dec 05, 2019 03:01 PM #26
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This is such a great list and I was happy to see it in Carol's Second Chance post today. :) 

Dec 07, 2019 07:45 AM #27
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD thanks, Debb... it was a pleasant surprise for me to wake up to this feature today.

Dec 07, 2019 08:54 AM #28
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Great list, Nina. Seems like there is always something to pay attention to when you are a homeowner. Glad this was featured by Carol so hopefully more will see it!

Jeff

Dec 08, 2019 01:31 PM #29
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Nina Hollander
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Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... thanks. You're so right... a home owner's work never seems to be done!

Dec 08, 2019 01:50 PM #30
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Nina, great reminders for homeowners.  

"Clean range hood" reminded of scouring a hood that never had been cleaned.  The owners must have deep fried every day, solid awful grease under the hood.  Not even the strongest degreasers worked, just scouring powder and steel wool.  Tried to soak the caked filters in degreasers overnight  - they could not even begin to get rid of that grease.

Dec 08, 2019 02:51 PM #31
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Great list for all homeowners to put to use - and really WORK, Nina! Too many forget that basic maintenance is a MUST. 

Dec 08, 2019 04:05 PM #32
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker good morning, Kris... I can't tell you how often I've come across that... why do people forget to clean their range hoods?

Dec 09, 2019 04:37 AM #33
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Debe Maxwell, CRS hi Debe... I'm forever telling clients it's easier and cheaper to maintain on an ongoing basis than to have to fix a big problem because maintenance was ignored.

PS The advent calendar you gave me is out again this month and I think of you each day!

Dec 09, 2019 04:38 AM #34
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Kat Palmiotti
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This is a very helpful list of things that should be done at this time of year. Thank you!

Dec 10, 2019 06:10 AM #35
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Kat Palmiotti good morning, Kat... thanks. And thanks for popping by and taking time to leave a comment!

Dec 11, 2019 05:31 AM #36
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