20 Basic Tasks All Homeowners Should Master

February 04, 2017

home improvement

Owning a home is not always a walk in the park. It often takes a lot of work to maintain. Whether yours is a single-family or attached home, maintenance is key. From plumbing to electrical to HVAC, there are many complicated systems that have to remain in balance. While calling a professional is always an option, there are tasks that all homeowners should know how to do. If you’re a homeowner, master the tasks below!

  1. Change an air and furnace filter

  2. Paint a room

  3. Clean grout

  4. Get rid of pests

  5. Clean gutters

  6. Unclog a drain

  7. Stop a running toilet

  8. Use caulk

  9. Shut off water

  10. Flip breaker

  11. Pressure wash

  12. Find a stud and hang shelves

  13. Care for wood (floors, banisters, molding, etc.)

  14. Change smoke detector batteries

  15. Test ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and replace outlets

  16. Clean refrigerator coils

  17. Stop a dripping faucet

  18. Replace a showerhead

  19. Hang and remove wallpaper

  20. Replace a thermostat

Sometimes, the fix isn’t all that simple. When you can’t find the cause for that running toilet or smelly air duct, it is time to call in the professionals. Part of being a good homeowner is knowing when to let the experts take over.

The most important thing any homeowner should know is when and how to check that their systems are running smoothly. If you don’t know the warning signs, you may find out there is an issue too late to do anything about it. That is why we recommend regular maintenance. Having your HVAC and plumbing regularly cleaned and maintained can clue you in on potential problems before they arise.

If issues do come up in your home, give us a call and our highly-trained staff will be happy to get your plumbing or HVAC equipment up and running again. Schedule your repair, today. Be sure to ask about out cost-saving maintenance plans.


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Last Updated: July 02, 2024