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Home maintenance yearly calender

TIGHTEN UP A Learn & Keep Begin the new year by checking all screws, hinges, furniture and electrical faceplates. Tighten up, varnish or replace where necessary. Get a plumber to fix any leaking tap or flush to avoid water wastage. 16 The Economic Times Wealth, November 12-18, 2012 REPLACE BATTERIES DECLUTTER STOW AWAY SUMMER COOLERS Check the working condition of all batteries, from the one Get rid of the old to make Drain water coolers and service ACs. space for new. Clean the store and garage, and if you haven't used something over the past three years, get rid of it. Go through kitchen and bathroom shelves and throw away Protect these with weatherproof covers. in your car to the one attached to your inverter. If you use burglar alarms and smoke detectors, you should replace their batteries once a year. In case you live in a cold area and use a wood/coal/gas heater, ensure there's proper ventilation or invest in a TEST ELECTRICAL RECAULK AND REGROUT CONNECTIONS Get an electrician to check all plug points, power back-up equipment and circuits. The heavy load of geysers and heaters in Examine the caulking around sinks and the putty around window panes. Check for any loose tiles, especially kitchen and bathrooms, and regrout if needed. This will prevent moisture from seeping in or mold from forming. outdated food and medicines. winters shouldn't lead to short-circuit problems or power outage. carbon monoxide detector. CHECK WATER PIPES Ensure that the flow and pressure of water is smooth. If it isn't, replace the pipes or you will have problems when water shortage starts in summer. Clean the water tank and let it dry for a day to avoid the formation of mold and mildew. SERVICE AIR CONDITIONER НOME Get the AC, especially the filter, cleaned. In fact, during summers, you should wash the filter at least once a month as this will lessen the workload of your AC and result in a lower electricity bill. Of course, it will also improve the air quality in JAN DEC MAINTENANGE CALENDAR the house. EXAMINE WINDOW AND DOOR SEALS Check that all doors and windows close properly and put rubber strips under doors so that cool air doesn't escape an air-conditioned room. It will also ensure that no insects or vermin get into the house. Regularly overhauling your home and making minor repairs when needed can extend the life of your house. Here's how. AUG JUN Text: NAMRATA DADWAL JUL FLUSH GEYSERS Graphics: CHANDER Drain and flush out any sediment that may have built up due to the PAINT OR WASH minerals in water. This will extend the life of the unit and prevent future problems. Don't wait for the festive season to start since the few contractors who may be available will charge a high premium. Get cracking in September and also repair any damage due to seepage. If you want to cut cost, use a hose to wash the exterior CLEAN APPLIANCES Dirty stove hobs will result in more usage of LPG, so tackle these first. Among other appliances, such as the toaster and microwave oven, EXTERMINATE PESTS Wash the screens of doors and rather than paint it. windows with hot, soapy water and check for tears. Replace if you want to ensure mosquitoes don't begin swarming the house. Get an exterminator to spray insecticide to get rid of remember to clean the refrigerator coils too. Filthy ones hamper the efficient working of a fridge leading to more power usage. Replace or wash thoroughly the filters of the water purifier and washing machine. Clean the exhaust fans in bathrooms ORGANISE PAPERWORK You've probably procrastinated filing your tax return till this month. Use this opportunity to organise all your documents. Make photocopies of important ones and keep the originals in a fireproof safe or locker. LUBRICATE AND VARNISH Lubricate all locks and hinges so that they don't rust once the monsoons start. You may also paint cockroaches and termites. and varnish doors and window frames to avoid damage due to excessive moisture. and kitchen with warm, soapy OVERHAUL FURNISHINGS UNCLOG GUTTERS AND DRAINS Most stores have sales during this month, so it's a good time to buy new furnishings and furniture if you want to replace anything. THE ECONOMIC TIMES water to get rid of accumulated grease. wealth Make sure that these are clear of any debris so that water doesn't get accumulated during the monsoon season. APR MAY MAR FEB AON SEP ОСТ TIGHTEN UP A Learn & Keep Begin the new year by checking all screws, hinges, furniture and electrical faceplates. Tighten up, varnish or replace where necessary. Get a plumber to fix any leaking tap or flush to avoid water wastage. 16 The Economic Times Wealth, November 12-18, 2012 REPLACE BATTERIES DECLUTTER STOW AWAY SUMMER COOLERS Check the working condition of all batteries, from the one Get rid of the old to make Drain water coolers and service ACs. space for new. Clean the store and garage, and if you haven't used something over the past three years, get rid of it. Go through kitchen and bathroom shelves and throw away Protect these with weatherproof covers. in your car to the one attached to your inverter. If you use burglar alarms and smoke detectors, you should replace their batteries once a year. In case you live in a cold area and use a wood/coal/gas heater, ensure there's proper ventilation or invest in a TEST ELECTRICAL RECAULK AND REGROUT CONNECTIONS Get an electrician to check all plug points, power back-up equipment and circuits. The heavy load of geysers and heaters in Examine the caulking around sinks and the putty around window panes. Check for any loose tiles, especially kitchen and bathrooms, and regrout if needed. This will prevent moisture from seeping in or mold from forming. outdated food and medicines. winters shouldn't lead to short-circuit problems or power outage. carbon monoxide detector. CHECK WATER PIPES Ensure that the flow and pressure of water is smooth. If it isn't, replace the pipes or you will have problems when water shortage starts in summer. Clean the water tank and let it dry for a day to avoid the formation of mold and mildew. SERVICE AIR CONDITIONER НOME Get the AC, especially the filter, cleaned. In fact, during summers, you should wash the filter at least once a month as this will lessen the workload of your AC and result in a lower electricity bill. Of course, it will also improve the air quality in JAN DEC MAINTENANGE CALENDAR the house. EXAMINE WINDOW AND DOOR SEALS Check that all doors and windows close properly and put rubber strips under doors so that cool air doesn't escape an air-conditioned room. It will also ensure that no insects or vermin get into the house. Regularly overhauling your home and making minor repairs when needed can extend the life of your house. Here's how. AUG JUN Text: NAMRATA DADWAL JUL FLUSH GEYSERS Graphics: CHANDER Drain and flush out any sediment that may have built up due to the PAINT OR WASH minerals in water. This will extend the life of the unit and prevent future problems. Don't wait for the festive season to start since the few contractors who may be available will charge a high premium. Get cracking in September and also repair any damage due to seepage. If you want to cut cost, use a hose to wash the exterior CLEAN APPLIANCES Dirty stove hobs will result in more usage of LPG, so tackle these first. Among other appliances, such as the toaster and microwave oven, EXTERMINATE PESTS Wash the screens of doors and rather than paint it. windows with hot, soapy water and check for tears. Replace if you want to ensure mosquitoes don't begin swarming the house. Get an exterminator to spray insecticide to get rid of remember to clean the refrigerator coils too. Filthy ones hamper the efficient working of a fridge leading to more power usage. Replace or wash thoroughly the filters of the water purifier and washing machine. Clean the exhaust fans in bathrooms ORGANISE PAPERWORK You've probably procrastinated filing your tax return till this month. Use this opportunity to organise all your documents. Make photocopies of important ones and keep the originals in a fireproof safe or locker. LUBRICATE AND VARNISH Lubricate all locks and hinges so that they don't rust once the monsoons start. You may also paint cockroaches and termites. and varnish doors and window frames to avoid damage due to excessive moisture. and kitchen with warm, soapy OVERHAUL FURNISHINGS UNCLOG GUTTERS AND DRAINS Most stores have sales during this month, so it's a good time to buy new furnishings and furniture if you want to replace anything. THE ECONOMIC TIMES water to get rid of accumulated grease. wealth Make sure that these are clear of any debris so that water doesn't get accumulated during the monsoon season. APR MAY MAR FEB AON SEP ОСТ

Home maintenance yearly calender

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