As a homeowner, the new year is an opportune time to start fresh and make improvements in your home. Preparing your home for the new year is essential; when done right, you will benefit from increased efficiency while avoiding preventable repair costs.
Do a deep clean
The new year marks a fresh start and what better way to kick it off than with a thorough deep clean of your home? Starting from the ground up, use this opportunity to vacuum, mop and wax any hard floor surfaces. Dust ceiling fans, baseboards, and window sills free of cobwebs. Clear out the refrigerator and freezer before scrubbing down all the shelves. The kitchen sink gets its share of abuse—scrub any stuck-on food residue and grime using a powerful cleanser. Make sure all bathroom fixtures are disinfected thoroughly.
Finally, beat old rugs and area rugs outside, so they get a good dose of sunshine while you finish off by changing out air filters in vents or on HVAC systems to extend the life of your equipment. A clean house makes for a cleaner start to 2023!
Fix the little issues
It can be hard to have the motivation to take care of those small maintenance tasks but now is the perfect time. Taking care of these sorts of problems can prevent them from becoming bigger issues in the future. It may not seem like much, but sealing that nail hole means you don’t have to look at it anymore, and fixing a running toilet sooner can save you money on your water bill. No matter how small the task may seem, it pays to ensure that these little details are taken care of when they arise.
Get your basement and foundation inspected
Taking care of your home and having it regularly inspected is extremely important. Pay attention to the basement and foundation- they are necessary components of any home, and a professional should perform an inspection at least once every few years.
Missouri Basement is the perfect place for such inspections; their team of experts will check for possible problems and advise on how to prevent future issues.
Make your home safe
Taking time to ensure your alarms and detectors are working properly is an essential component of household safety. This includes checking the batteries in your security system, carbon monoxide detector, fire detectors, and radon detectors.
While keeping spare batteries close by is a good idea, you should also inspect all alarms regularly and replace the batteries as needed. Doing this will help give you peace of mind when safeguarding your family and property, so staying up-to-date is worth the effort.