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In addition to your annual teeth cleaning, remember these handy, homeowner cleaning and maintenance tasks

There are many annual cleanings and maintenance tasks that a homeowner should be aware of to keep their home in good condition and running smoothly. Here are a few examples:

  1. HVAC maintenance: The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be inspected and serviced at least once a year by a professional. This includes cleaning or replacing filters, checking ductwork for leaks, and making sure the system is running efficiently.
  2. Plumbing maintenance: Check for leaks and drips in faucets, toilets, and showerheads and make sure they are properly sealed. It’s also a good idea to check the main shut-off valve for the water supply and make sure it’s in working order.
  3. Electrical maintenance: Check for frayed or damaged wires and make sure all outlets and switches are working properly. It’s also a good idea to test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries as needed.
  4. Roof and gutter maintenance: Inspect the roof for leaks, missing or damaged shingles, and clear gutters from debris, leaves, branches.
  5. Foundation and structural maintenance: Check for cracks or other signs of wear and tear in the foundation, walls, and floors. Also make sure that the roof is structurally sound and the walls are straight, checking for signs of bowing or leaning.
  6. Landscaping maintenance: Check the grounds for any issues such as erosion or water damage, trimming trees and shrubs, and making sure that drainage is working properly.

It’s also good to know that some of these tasks could be done seasonally, but it’s important to keep an eye on them, especially if your home is older or has any history of damage, or if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions.

Please note that some of the mentioned tasks need professional attention, and it’s important to have them done by someone who has the knowledge and experience to do it safely and correctly.

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