New year, new home maintenance checklist

Hi everyone!

It’s been 6 months since we decide to build a website to contribute our knowledge in home decor and home maintenance. Through 2018, we’ve done everything that will guarantee give you the best home ever. Now the new year of 2019 is here, let’s make a New Year Home Maintenance Checklist.

With the holidays behind us, I look around my house and start scribbling fresh to-dos for the new year. But how do we determine which home maintenance checklist projects demand immediate attention over those that can wait? Let Vinhomes help you.

Home Maintenance Checklist for New Year

Create and organize files

Gather up your home improvement files and throw out all those old ones that you no longer need. Generally, the maintenance checklist is quite the same from years to years, but your home status is not the same. Review current product manuals and warranties, and mark your calendar now with recommended maintenance dates for appliances, tools, equipment and furnaces.

Conduct your own inspection

January is the perfect time to give your home a good indoor inspection. Look for loose knobs, pulls or hinges on cabinets and doors. And check for your pets, too. You must live with them for the whole winter, and you must need to recharge the best air purifier for pets to deal with the pet hair and pet dander.

You may ask us why you need the air purifier? So don’t for get to check this article: Do air purifiers work for allergies? Then you will know that the allergens from your pets is the number one reason to cause winter allergies.

Lubricate those squeaky door hinges, and also take note of any furniture that needs repaired. You can do any repairs yourself, but call for help where you need it.

Bargain shop

If you are in need of new appliances or tools, now is a great time to look for bargains from end-of-year sales or discontinued models.

Warning: make sure before you purchase discounted items that warranties will still apply. Otherwise, this is not a wise move.

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Take inventory

This is something we all know we should do, but rarely follow through with. Go from room-to-room and create a comprehensive inventory of all your electronics, furniture and other valuables.

This is especially important after the holidays, when many of us purchase new televisions or other expensive electronic devices. This inventory will be crucial for insurance claims in the event of fire, flood or other disasters. Make a video of your possessions, and take pictures of items and serial numbers.

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Schedule maintenance calls

If you haven’t had your heating system inspected by a professional, now’s the time to do it. Regular maintenance calls are crucial for the life of your system, and can help you avoid costly repairs in the long run.

Replace filters

Make sure your heating system filters are clean, and replace them if necessary. Add reminders in your calendar for filter replacement dates, according to your manufacturer’s recommendations.

Or if you don’t need your new filter, learn something to do with the mold in your home. Read this article will help: How to Clean Mold with Vinegar and Baking Soda.

Check your vents

If you live in a region where pipes can freeze and the floor gets cold, make sure your vents to crawl spaces are open, as they help control condensation beneath the house.

Inspect exterior pipes

Take a look at the insulation covering your exterior pipes that are exposed to freezing weather. Make sure water isn’t able to seep in under the insulation, and replace or repair as needed.