4 Home Maintenance Tips You May Not Know

4 Home Maintenance Tips You May Not Know

September 12, 2022

Most people grimace at the idea of doing home maintenance projects. Trying to fix a leaky pipe or clean the gutters are not glamorous ways to spend a weekend. Other than the time it takes away from the things you love, some people are just blessed with better “handyman” skills than the rest of us. 

However, just like making regular dentist visits or getting the oil changed in your car, preventative home maintenance is a must. While some things are more obvious than others, here are four home maintenance tips you may not know about. 

Cleaning Dryer Vent

Did you know there are 2,900 clothes dryer-related fires reported every year? That’s according to the US Fire Administration. Cleaning out the lint filter after every laundry session is important, but what may be more important is cleaning the dryer vent hose connected to the back of the dryer. 

Cleaning Washer

Yes, even your washing machine gets dirty sometimes! Run an empty cycle with hot water and two cups of white vinegar. You can also buy Tide Washing Machine Cleaner packs to clean and refresh your washer. 

Cleaning Dishwasher Filters

A dishwasher’s filter is responsible for filtering out those food particles during the wash cycle. It also protects the pump from getting clogged by large clumps of food or particles. Look up your dishwasher model to determine how to remove the filter, then gently run it under water and scrub away any stuck-on particles. 

Cleaning Garbage Disposal 

Cleaning your garbage disposal is something you might not think about often. However, it's hard to ignore if it starts to smell bad. You can buy pre-made dishwasher cleaning detergent and pods, or use a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. 

Conclusion 

Whether you’re a new homeowner or simply trying to stay ahead of the curve, we hope these home maintenance tips motivate you! 


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