December Home Maintenance

This month's list is short but the 7 jobs include important cleaning and basic tune ups for the end of the year. You have plenty to do getting ready for the holidays. Enjoy them knowing your home is in good working order.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Monthly Chores Checklist and Inspections

December Checklist December
  • Replace filters in heating system and humidifier
  • Clean out refrigerator and clean range and oven
  • Sharpen cutlery
  • Check door locks and spray with powdered graphite lubricant to prevent freezing
  • Flush the water heater to remove sediment so it operates efficiently
  • Tune up fireplace or wood stove
  • Inspect indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations and inspect lights and extension cords to see if replacements are needed

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