February Home Maintenance Checklist To Keep Your Home In Top Shape

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February Home Maintenance & Safety Checklist 

 

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

 

February Home Maintenance Check List

 

 

15 More February Home Care Tips To Keep Your Home InTop Shape

 

  1. Check your roof and gutters for ice dams and icicles. While you're at it, check your roof for leaks.

  2. Clean and vacuum curtains, window blinds, and ceiling fans.

  3. Recylce your e-waste: Collect your old cell phones, printer cartridges, and batteries and take them to a recycling center or store that will take these items for further recycling.

  4. Clean out your dryer vents.

  5. Clean your sump pump before spring rains arrive.

  6. Check your bathrooms for moisture, mildew and mold.

  7. Clean your range hood filter and fan.

  8. Clean/degrease kitchen cabinets.

  9. Clean or replace shower curtains.

  10. Check your attic for signs of roof leaks, condensation, mold or frost build up. Make sure your insulation is adequate.

  11. Check your siding for any gaps or shingles that may have fallen off. 

  12. Sanitize hand-held devices to prevent germs that cause the spread of colds and the flu by disinfecting  phones, remote controls, tablets, as well as door and cabinet knobs.

  13. Get a home energy audit.

  14.  Get a head start on spring cleaning by cleaning out your pantry... take everything out, wipe down the surfaces and check the expiration dates on all food.

  15. Check the charge on your fire extinguisher and replace those with old expiration dates.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina, great job on this post for homeowners!   Yesterday would have been a great day to get out to do exterior items, it was 74 yesterday! 

Feb 03, 2020 07:54 AM #19
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Joan Cox hi Joan... thanks. That's quite a nice day at 74... we were just in the low 60's.

Feb 03, 2020 08:30 AM #20
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS thanks, Paul, for the nice comment. Wishing you a wonderful Monday and a good week.

Feb 03, 2020 08:32 AM #21
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Roy Kelley thank you, Roy. And as I've already said on your reblog, thanks for the reblog!

Feb 03, 2020 08:32 AM #22
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Nina,

What a great comprehensive list, thank goodness for our Edith (housekeeper).  She does a lot of things like that, last time it was the oven.  It is important to do those little things, before they become a problem.  Wishing you a fabulous week. A

Feb 03, 2020 08:44 AM #23
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... certain things I like to do myself, as I know then it's done right and the way I want it done. Others... I farm out to the professionals on a regular schedule as they will do a much better job than I ever will on my best days!

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Thanks for this, Nina. It's a great list and a good head-start for some serious Spring cleaning. I noticed the little spring bulbs are poking through the ground, but we woke to a light dusting of snow this morning. We often see a bit of snow during February - it doesn't last long though. 

Feb 03, 2020 08:53 AM #25
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD hi Debb... we've had low 60's for several days now and I can say I'm happy about that! I'm sure we have some cooler days ahead... but spring is definitely around the corner.

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Nina that is a good list for February.  I would not have thought of the rotating the mattresses one.

Feb 03, 2020 12:31 PM #27
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George Souto hi George... actually, I believe they recommend that mattresses be rotated several times a year.

Feb 03, 2020 01:47 PM #28
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Lots of items on your lists that I haven't done.  Time to get started! Great ideas, Nina Hollander !

Feb 03, 2020 02:41 PM #29
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Lynnea Miller thanks, Lynnea... I suspect it's easy to fall behind in the first weeks of the new year.

Feb 03, 2020 02:59 PM #30
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Great and helpful list, Nina! We cleaned out our washing machine on Sunday - a load of bleach and a load of vinegar....suggested every month and we managed to do it after many years....but it works! Getting this stuff done is a 'feel good' activity for sure!

Feb 04, 2020 03:25 AM #31
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Nina Hollander
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Cindy Bernstein thanks, Cindy. I got into the habit of cleaning my clothes and dish washers on a monthly basis years ago and now it's just a habit.

Feb 04, 2020 04:30 AM #32
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Nina - home maintenance is not an option. These are very important tips for home owners and to potential buyers. 

Feb 04, 2020 11:50 AM #33
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... you're so right... home maintenance is not an "option." Sad to say, too many homeowners behave as if it is.

Feb 04, 2020 12:42 PM #34
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I saw a reblog on this and I added that in some homes dryer vent cleaning is important.

Feb 04, 2020 01:21 PM #35
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Joe Pryor hi Joe... it is important. It's number 4 on my list. Huge fire hazard when it's not done and I find most people don't do it for years and years.

Feb 04, 2020 02:01 PM #36
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Nina, thanks for the share!  Nice additional tips.  BTW...glad you liked my main image to use here!

 

Feb 10, 2020 06:54 PM #37
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Jaymie Carroll thanks, Jamie.  I have those monthly images, myself, but I liked yours better! BTW, welcome to the Rain.

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