HomeSWEETHome: Easy DIY Maintenance & Repair Tips

We all know that the best fix is to avoid the problem in the first place. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your home safe and in tip top shape:

  • Your garage door opener should be tested monthly to make sure it reverses when it detects an obstruction, and when there is an interruption of the sensor beam..
  • At least once a year, take a vacuum to your clothes dryer exhaust duct. Plastic ducts are fire hazard. Replace them with rigid sheet-metal ducting for safety.
  • Furnace filters should be replaced quarterly, or as recommended by your furnace manufacturer.
  • Monthly, test all of your GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets by pressing the test button. Make sure the power is off first by using a voltage tester.
  • Seasonally, remove leaves and debris from the condenser of your central air conditioning unit.
  • Vacuum the under-mounted coils of your refrigerator once a year.
  • Door and window caulking, as well as weather stripping, needs to be inspected yearly. Refill or replace as needed to protect the energy efficiency of your home.
  • On a yearly basis, replace the batteries in smoke detectors. It is important to note that even the back up batteries in hard-wired smoke detectors must be replaced.

CASEIndy’s skilled craftsmen can make quick work of your “honey-do” list. Click here to schedule a free consultation, or give us a call at 317-846-2600. We are here to help.

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