Ever imagined a life where not a single household item malfunctions?
Though this is more like a fantasy for a mom who is an awesome homemaker as well, you can experience the pleasure of living a trouble-free life if everything seems to be functioning well and there are almost no expensive repairs needed at all.
Wondering if it’s really possible?
The answer is, yes! Preventive home maintenance is the name of the game.
By performing the following home maintenance tasks every month, you’ll be able to get a cleaner, durable, and a highly maintained home in just a few minutes.
1. Deep-Clean The Flooring
Love the shiny tiles of your living room? To increase their longevity or just to keep them clean, it’s essential to deep-clean them at least once a month.
As you begin your house-cleaning regime, pay maximum attention to the grout of your tiles. Since this is the toughest to clean, it requires efforts that must go beyond just mopping.
Start off with using the alkaline cleaner as it will penetrate the tile grout while removing the accumulated soils. Once done, mop the tiles with a clean cloth.
2. Inspect The Smoke Detector
Nobody wants their house to catch a fire, of course. But emergency situations don’t come with a warning. Therefore, you need to be sure if your smoke detector is functioning properly.
This requires regular inspection and maintenance so you’re never stuck in a situation when there is a genuine need for a smoke detector but it just fails to work. If you know how to test a smoke detector, you can save your family and yourself from getting injured due to fire damage.
3. Maintain An Anti-Allergen Surrounding
If you’ve bought your kids a parrot, there is no doubt that they’re surely in love with those bright-colored birds flying from one corner of the room to another!
But besides the pleasure, there also comes some mandatory maintenance. For instance, you should tend to the bottom of the cage at least twice a week. It is advisable to even try and take care of some spot cleaning each day.
However, parrot cage maintenance goes beyond just making the bird happy by changing the water once a day. If you’re a first-timer and have limited knowledge about maintaining your room where the parrot will reside anti-allergen (as allergies can be developed over time!), it’s wise to search for a professional cleaning company.
4. Give Your Washing Machine a Bit of Your Precious Time
As a busy mom, it makes sense to just throw off the pile of your toddler’s clothes into the washing machine and spin! But since this amazing appliance helps you forget hand-washing forever, you should maintain it well to prolong its life.
To do this, follow these points:
- Instead of overloading the machine, wash bulky clothes in the form of small loads.
- Wash the machine once a month. In the empty load, rinse the machine with a solution of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water.
5. Clean The HVAC Filters
HVAC filters gradually attract and accumulate dust. If the dust isn’t removed from the filters, this may directly affect the performance of your HVAC system. Further ignorance may also lead to heavy repair costs. To avoid this situation right from the beginning, clean the HVAC filters once a month.
If you’re having air-conditioning or heating issues even after cleaning the filters, it’s time to get your HVAC system checked by HVAC Contractors.
6. Maintain The Drains
It’s a big turn off when you suddenly find out that one of the drains in your home is clogged. Instead of waiting for such a situation, it’s always better to act proactively. To avoid drain blockage, pour a large cup of boiling water down each drain.
In case the drain is clogged already, throw baking soda (at least a cup) into the drain. After this, pour one-and-a-half cup of vinegar into it.