You might have a bit more “idle” time at home right now. If you are running out of tasks to distract yourself or you need an excuse to excuse yourself from the loved ones you might be isolated with – here are some home maintenance tips!


  • Change air-conditioner filter
  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Test any detectors and fire extinguishers
  • Drain or flush water heater
  • Check for cracks in caulk and seals around doors and windows
  • Check attic and basement for leaks and critters
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils, heat vents and registers
  • Check for leaks around pipes and hoses
  • Clean faucet aerators and shower heads to remove mineral deposits
  • Clean garbage disposal(grind ice cubes and flush with hot water and baking soda)



  • Inspect roof for missing, loose or damaged shingles
  • Inspect roof for leaks
  • Clean windows, doors and screens – check screens for holes and tears
  • Clean downspouts and gutters of debris
  • Fertilize your lawn and garden
  • Check trees for interference of lines/wires
  • Check trees for immediate pruning needs
  • Clear dead plants/shrubs from around the house
  • Check for loose siding, chipped paint or crumbling brick