Living In Your Home March 2, 2023

Maintenance in March To Protect Your Home

Your home is made of many parts that need to be maintained. The weather from each season can add wear and tear on your home’s components. As we head into March, it’s a good time for home maintenance. Home maintenance helps to protect your home. It is important to protect the exterior as a shield for the interior of the home. What good is renovating just the inside of your home if a roof leak can destroy it? When your home is maintained, not only do the systems last longer but it gives you peace of mind.

Although the weather is still cool, here are are few items you might want to address before spring is here. It makes it more tolerable to being outside rather than baking in the sun.

Exterior Maintenace

  • Clear out gutters and downspouts: Look for clogs that could cause water to damage your home.
  • Check your roof for damage: Look for missing or cracked shingles.
  • Inspect windows and doors: Check for drafts and seal with weatherstripping.
  • Check outdoor faucets and hoses: Check for cracks or leaks.
  • Prepare your lawn and garden: Clean up debris.
  • Clean and maintain your grill: Clean built up debris on your grill.
  • Monitor your sump pump: Always test your pump to make sure it will work when needed.

Interior Maintenance:

  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors: Click the link for New Jersey’s updated codes. Check with your town, too.
  • Service your HVAC system: Service your systems and change filters.
  • Organize and clean your garage: Clean your garage before the hot weather is here.
Although some of the above may not apply to you, the ones that do are an important part of your March monthly home maintenance. Protect your investment and it will protect you.

Home Maintenance