October Home Maintenance Checklist


1. Descale Tankless Water Heaters

How: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to descale the tankless water heater. This typically involves flushing a descaling solution through the system.

Why: Prevents mineral buildup, ensuring efficient water heating and prolonging the lifespan of the unit. Read more about “Tankless Water Heater Maintenance: An Autumn Essential”.


2. Flush Tank Water Heaters

How: Turn off power, connect a hose to the drain valve, and flush the tank to remove sediment buildup.

Why: Enhances the efficiency of the water heater by maintaining optimal heat transfer.


3. 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.


4. Replace Smoke Detector Batteries

How: Remove the smoke detector cover, replace old batteries with fresh ones, and test the detector to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Additionally, check the age of the unit.

Why: Reliable batteries are crucial for the proper operation of smoke detectors, providing early warning in case of a fire. A smoke detector past 10 years can no longer effectively fulfill its life-saving function. Regularly updating batteries and monitoring the unit’s age are essential steps in ensuring the continued safety of your home.


5. Check for Pests or Signs of Infestation, Especially in Attics and Basements

How: Regularly check dark and hidden areas for signs of pests, such as droppings, gnaw marks, or nests. Indicators of pest activity include droppings, scratch marks, unpleasant odors, and damaged HVAC ducting.

Why: Early detection allows for prompt pest control measures, preventing damage to your home.

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