December Home Maintenance Checklist


1. Water Softener Maintenance

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding salt and cleaning the brine tank.

Why: Ensures the water softener operates effectively, preventing mineral buildup in pipes and appliances.


2. Inspect and Test Holiday Lights Before Decorating

How: Ensure all connection points are protected by a weatherproof box, circuit breakers are not overloaded, and cables are rated for exterior usage.

Why: Ensures the safety of your holiday decorations and prevents fire hazards.


3. Check and Replace Batteries in Remote Controls and Thermostats

How: Replace batteries in remote controls and thermostats to ensure proper functionality.

Why: Prevents interruptions in device operation and ensures accurate thermostat control.


4. Double Check Freeze Preparations

How: Verify that all necessary freeze precautions have been taken, such as insulating pipes and protecting outdoor faucets. Read more about how to project your home in our “13 Ways to Protect Your Home From a Freeze” guide.

Why: Prevents frozen pipes and potential water damage during winter.


5. Leak Check

How: Inspect your home for any signs of leaks, both inside and outside.

Why: Early detection prevents water damage and helps maintain a dry and healthy living environment.


6. Check for Drafts Around Windows and Doors; Re-caulk or Add Weatherstripping as Needed

How: Inspect for drafts and use caulk or weatherstripping to seal gaps around windows and doors.

Why: Improves energy efficiency by preventing heat loss and reducing heating costs.


7. Inspect and Clean Gutters / Flat Roof; Remove Any Debris to Prevent Ice Dams

How: Remove debris from gutters and downspouts. Ensure water can flow freely.

Why: Prevents ice dams, which can lead to roof damage and water infiltration. Read more about “Roof Maintenance: Leaves are the Sponges Destroying Your Roof”.

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