November Home Maintenance Checklist


1. Sanitize Garbage Disposal

How: Utilize a garbage disposal cleaner, such as Affresh Garbage Disposal. Run hot water into the sink (avoiding direct disposal contact) and activate the unit for a few minutes.

Why: Eliminates odors, removes debris, and maintains a clean and efficient garbage disposal.


2. Sanitize Washing Machine

How: Dump a Tide washing machine sanitation packet into the washing machine and initiate a sanitation cycle. In the absence of a dedicated sanitation cycle, run the machine on the hottest temperature setting available.

Why: This process helps eliminate bacteria and build-up within the washing machine, ensuring a hygienic environment for your laundry. Regular sanitation maintenance contributes to improved washing machine performance and extends its overall lifespan.


3. Sanitize Dishwasher Tub

How: You just need to put one True Fresh Tablet in the dishwasher detergent pod tray and run the cleaning mode cycle and the tablets will do the rest.

Why: These dishwasher tabs make your dishwasher appliances look clean, fresh, and shiny by getting rid of grease, lime scale, mineral buildups, hard water stains, grime, and other dirty substances


4. Clean Dishwasher Filter

How: Remove the filter, rinse it under warm water, and scrub with a soft brush.

Why: A clean filter ensures proper drainage and prevents food particles from clogging the dishwasher.


5. Replace Air Filters

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for replacing air filters. Choose a MERV 13 or higher rating for improved air quality.

Why: Regular replacement maintains good indoor air quality, reduces strain on HVAC systems, and prolongs their lifespan.

Additional Notes: Frequency of replacement and MERV rating is highly dependent on your needs and preferences. If you have an older house or lots of pets, consider a filter with a MERV rating of 13 or higher, necessitating monthly replacement. While many AC professionals advise a lower MERV rating for optimal performance in the Texas heat, allowing the HVAC system to breathe, the choice ultimately rests on your individual requirements and considerations.


6. Check and Clean Dryer Vents

How: Disconnect the vent, clean lint buildup, and ensure proper ventilation.

Why: Reduces the risk of dryer fires, improves efficiency, and extends the life of the dryer.


7. Clean Water Inlet Filter (Washing Machine)

How: Check the water inlet valve filter on the washing machine and clean or replace it as needed.

Why: Ensures proper water flow into the washing machine, preventing potential issues with washing performance.


8. Furnace Check: Connections, Emergency Shut Off, Exhaust

How: Schedule a professional inspection to check connections, emergency shut-off functionality, and the condition of the exhaust system.

Why: Ensures the furnace operates safely and efficiently during the colder months.


9. Whole House Water Shut Off (City vs. Homeowner)

How: Identify and test the whole-house water shut-off valve. Know whether you’re responsible for it or if it’s managed by the city.

Why: Important for emergency situations and routine maintenance, such as plumbing repairs.


10. Keep Clear of Debris Around Shut Off Areas

How: Regularly inspect and clear debris around water shut-off areas.

Why: Ensures easy access in case of emergencies and prevents obstructions.

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