Start With a Plan

You should start your 2024 home maintenance journey the same way you do your New Year's resolutions - with a plan. And remember that our electrical, plumbing, appliance, HVAC, and handyperson Experts are always just a video chat away when you have questions or need help.

Test Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Take a day to check all the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in your house and change the batteries if needed — it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Review fire and evacuation plans

Next, create or review fire and evacuation plans. Make sure the evacuation paths are clear and that your fire extinguishers are easily accessible and ready for use in case of emergency.

Clean your dryer vent

Cleaning your main dryer vent outside of your home will keep the air inside your home flowing well. You’ll decrease the risk of dryer fires and lower energy costs. Just think of it as another thing to add to your Spring cleaning list.

Service HVAC Systems

To ensure that your home stays cool through the Summer, servicing your HVAC systems is essential. You can do this by changing out air filters and coils if needed and making sure your A/C unit is clear of debris if it’s outdoors. Also, consider getting an A/C tune-up to ensure everything is working properly before the warmer temperatures hit.

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June & July
Clean Fridge Coils From Dust

Having your A/C running all Summer is bound to cause your energy bill to rise. So to help reduce costs, clean your fridge coils so it’s not working as hard and burning through energy.

Check GFCI, Breakers, and Generators

With Summer about to wind down, it’s the perfect time to check and service your GFCI, breakers, and any generators you have. The last thing you want is to be caught without power during the colder months ahead. Consider reaching out to a Frontdoor Expert when performing more complex electrical tasks to ensure your safety.

Service and Check Water Heater

You can start your Fall by checking in on your water heater and servicing it if necessary. You’re bound to put your water heater to good use during the Fall and Winter, so you’ll want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape ahead of time.

Clean Chimney or Flue

If you have a chimney that you love to use to keep your home warm and cozy, then you need to be sure it’s clean and ready for use ahead of time to avoid home fires, smoke damage, and other potential issues.

Test Water Shut Off

To close out the Fall, test your water shut-off. Exercise your valves to make sure they can be closed or shut off and if not, make sure to get them replaced ASAP.

Upgrade Your Home

Give your house a gift during the holiday season by making some upgrades. It can be as easy as fixing those items you've been putting off, or as far as updating your bathroom or kitchen with smart appliances.

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