Welcome to your personalized guide to keeping your Las Vegas home in tip-top shape throughout the year! This handyman checklist, segmented by month, highlights small, essential tasks to stay ahead of potential problems and ensure your house remains cool, comfortable, and problem-free. Remember, Getz Handyman is always here to lend a hand with any project, big or small!
- Every Month:
- Replace air filters (more often during peak usage) for better air quality, energy efficiency, and to avoid costly repairs.
- Dust ceiling fan blades and check for loose screws or wobbly operation.
- Check doors & windows for drafts and loose weatherstripping, especially around entry points. Seal air leaks for improved comfort and energy savings.
- Test smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarms and replace batteries annually.
January – March:
- Clean faucet aerators to restore water pressure and prevent clogs.
- Run cold water while grinding ice cubes or citrus peels in the garbage disposal to freshen and sharpen blades.
- Clean showerheads with vinegar to remove mineral buildup and maintain good water flow.
- Prepare for spring by inspecting and potentially replacing sprinkler system heads and checking for leaks or coverage issues.
March – May (Spring):
- Starve up and maintain your pool. Balance chemicals, clean filters, and address any equipment concerns.
- Inspect and reapply exterior caulk around windows, doors, and siding to prevent water intrusion.
- Schedule a professional HVAC inspection and cleaning of your air conditioning and heating systems.
September – November (Fall):
- Winterize your pool to protect it from freezing temperatures.
- Check the expiration dates on your fire extinguishers and recharge or replace them if necessary.
- Clean and store outdoor furniture & grill in preparation for colder weather.
- Any Month:
- Drain a small amount of water from your water heater to remove sediment and check for leaks.
- Run a cleaning cycle with a specialized cleaner in your dishwasher to maintain efficiency and prevent odors.
- Test the functionality of your garage door opener and lubricate moving parts. Consider professional inspection if needed.
Getz Handyman: Your Trusted Partner for Home Maintenance
This checklist covers the basics, but don’t hesitate to call Getz Handyman for any tasks that feel overwhelming, time-consuming, or beyond your expertise. We’re experts in all things home improvement, from simple repairs to comprehensive maintenance plans. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us keep your Las Vegas home running smoothly year-round!