Home Upkeep Projects by the Month

Do you think you’re the most or least organized person in the world?  Somewhere in between, right?

So, on the theory that there’s always room for improvement, we’ve prepared a monthly calendar of home improvements and upkeep to help you keep on top of things.  It’s far from complete, but it’s a great starting point.

January: Inspect attic insulation and add more if necessary. Your home will feel warmer so you can turn down the temp a couple of degrees. That will lower your heating costs and put less stress on your heating system.

February: Clean out the dryer vent. The more lint, dust, and dirt that accumulates over time, the greater the risk of fire.

March: Inspect and clean gutters. Make sure the spring rains can flow freely through your gutters and downspouts. Repair or replace any damaged sections and consider installing gutter guards to prevent debris from piling up.

April: Prevent pests from making themselves comfortable. Check siding for cracks, inspect the roof for damaged or missing shingles, and trim back encroaching tree limbs and shrubs.

May: Power wash the exterior of your home. After a long, messy winter, wash the dirt and grime off the exterior along with your deck or patio.

June: Freshen up the curb appeal. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, update exterior lighting if needed, and add some color with seasonal plantings.

July: Seal, repair, or repave the driveway. Take advantage of the warm summer weather to repair cracks or chips in your driveway. If it’s beyond repair, now’s a good time to have it repaved.

August: Refresh your floors. Give your carpets a deep cleaning, polish your wood floors, and repair or replace any cracked, broken, or missing tiles.

September: Prune perennials and plant autumn vegetables. Protect perennials from the upcoming cold temps and plant fall vegetables like lettuce, peas, and radishes.

October: Prep your heating system for the colder months ahead. Schedule your furnace inspection to make sure it’s in tip-top shape and vacuum dust and dirt from radiators, baseboards, or vents.

November: Update outdated kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Change out faucets, cabinet hardware, and even lighting to give your home a fresh new look for the holidays.

December: Repair damaged steps and railings. Loose hand rails or damaged steps pose a serious fall hazard.

What do all these home maintenance and improvement tasks have in common? Pann Home Services can help you with every single one.  We offer a full slate of plumbing, heating, cooling, handy man, and remodeling services.  So, if it needs attention and you don’t have the time or skill to handle it yourself, count on us for all the help you need.