Top 10 Home Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Know | Suntrust Properties Inc.
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In the Philippines, owning a house is seen as the fruit of our hard work and a testament to our financial freedom. However, with such a major purchase comes great responsibility. Ensuring the proper maintenance of our dream home is essential to preserve their value and create a secure and nurturing haven for our beloved families.

In this article, we give you the ultimate home maintenance checklist to guide you through your weekly cleaning tasks and ensure your home stays in tip-top shape.

1. Sparkling Floors to Welcome You

Start your weekly cleaning routine by vacuuming the floors or mopping the tiles. Don't forget to give your rugs and carpets some love too – vacuum them to eliminate dust particles and pet hair. Clean floors not only create a fresh ambiance but also contribute to your family's health and home hygiene.

2. Clear Windows, Bright Outlook

Windows gather clouds of dust and pesky house insects. Keep them crystal clear by using a solution of water and a dash of dishwashing liquid. Wipe the window frame with a terry cloth, then use a scrubber dipped in the solution to clean the glass. Finish off with a rubber squeegee to dry the windows. A clean view is a bright outlook for your home!

3. Secure Doors for Peace of Mind

Inspect your doors and apply weather stripping to address gaps and cracks. This keeps cool air in and drafts out. Make sure weather stripping is in good condition; if not, consider replacing it. For your garage door, apply oil to hinges, handles, and locks to keep them working smoothly and securely.

4. Gleaming Stovetops for Culinary Delights

The kitchen stovetop can catch grease and grime over time. Regular cleaning is essential to avoid damage and extend its lifespan. Start by wiping the surface with a clean, damp cloth. Sanitize it with a sponge and dishwashing liquid. For stubborn grease, a mix of baking soda and white vinegar does wonders. Remember to clean the burners to prevent corrosion.

5. Fresh and Clean Refrigerator

Your fridge may seem fine, but it requires regular cleaning too. Remove spoiled food items to eliminate foul smells. Wipe the interiors with soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Don't forget to clean surfaces that are not removable. A clean fridge means fresh food and a well-organized grocery list!

6. Happy Appliances, Happy Home

Don't neglect other appliances in your home:

  • Air Conditioning Unit: Keep it in top shape by gently cleaning the fins and fan blades. Use plain water or a feather duster for electrical units.
  • Smoke Detectors: Ensure their functionality by checking and replacing batteries regularly.
  • Air Filters: Replace them every 1-3 months for better air quality and energy efficiency.
  • Water Heater: Inspect for leaks and drain it once a year to extend its durability.
  • Dryer Vent: Clean it regularly to ensure efficient operation and prevent fire hazards.
  • Fans: Clean ceiling, stand, and desk fans to avoid dust accumulation and ensure proper ventilation.

7. Clean Pet Bowls for Happy and Healthy Fur Babies

If you're a pet parent, thoroughly clean your fur babies' food bowls with hot, soapy water. This ensures they eat from clean bowls, free from potential health hazards.

8. Tidied Up Trash Cans

Clean and sanitize your trash cans after transferring dirt and dust from your cleaning sessions. A clean trash can prevents hygiene issues and keeps odors at bay.

9. Clear Sinks and Drains

Use hot water and natural cleaning agents like baking soda and white vinegar to clean kitchen and bathroom sinks and drains. Say goodbye to foul odors and clogs!

10. A Welcoming Yard for a Wonderful Home

Don't forget to clean your yard too! A tidy front yard impresses visitors and potential buyers, should you ever decide to sell your home. Clear trash and branches, trim trees and bushes, and rake up leaves for compost. A clean yard adds to the overall beauty of your home.

Taking care of your dream home is a labor of love. By dedicating a little time each week, you can ensure a safe, comfortable, and inviting home for your family to cherish. Happy cleaning and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a well-maintained home!


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