Regular Maintenance

(Home Maintenance Tasks to be Completed Year-Round)

  • Make sure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by snow or debris.
  • Check carbon monoxide and smoke detector batteries; replace batteries if necessary.
  • Clean range hood filters.
  • Test ground fault circuit interrupter(s) on electrical outlets monthly by pushing the test button – this should cause the reset button to pop up.
  • If there are young children in your home, make sure electrical outlets are equipped with safety plugs.
  • Regularly check the house for safety hazards, such loose handrails, lifting or buckling flooring, defective smoke detectors, and so on.