December can be argued for the busiest month of the year with all of the holiday preparation and festivities that take place. Putting up decorations, mailing out cards, throwing jolly parties take up a good portion of the month. Around this time of year, the home tends to be put on the back burner when there is so much going on. We have organized a go-to list that will make it easy to take care of your home’s maintenance this December.
Baby There’s Snow Outside
While we have only had a few flurries so far this month, if any snow comes our way, it may be a good idea to remove it in a timely manner. As us Marylanders know far too well, the weather here is unpredictable and snow can quickly turn into pesky ice. That is a terrible annoyance if you plan on hosting parties or any guests during the holidays. Get out the shovel and spend some time clearing the house. In no time you’ll be able to head indoors for a cup of hot chocolate or eggnog!
Around this time of year, it is a good idea to check the insulation in your home. Head on up to the attic and take a look around. Do an examination and look to see if the insulation is at the proper level even with the floor joists. If it is lower, consider adding loose or fiberglass batts.
Checking the condition is important too. You’ll want to make sure none of it is moldy or wet.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
One thing that can be easily forgotten about are the detectors in your home. While there are a lot of activities and events going on this month, it is easy to focus on those and forget about home maintenance. Whether it’s using the oven to cook a good meal, lighting candles, or anything that could be a potential hazard, you’ll want to make sure there are fresh batteries in them.
A hot water tank is usually out of sight, out of mind for most people. Over time, the more that the water tank sits idle, the mineral sediment can build up and create big issues. If you are sitting here thinking you haven’t checked yours in awhile, it might be good to flush it out so that it does not rust.
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