6 Home Maintenance Tips For The New Year

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Keeping up with maintenance chores in 2017? Get the year started right with 6 home maintenance tips from Neil Kelly’s Handyman Services pros.

Tip #1: Organize home improvement files. Review warranties & product manuals to check on recommended maintenance for furnaces,  appliances & tools. Mark your calendar to track scheduled upkeep & service.

Tip #2: Inspect furniture, cabinets, and vanities for loose knobs, pulls & hinges. Tighten or repair as necessary. Lubricate squeaky door hinges with lightweight machine oil. Free sticky doors by trimming edges or shimming hinges with thin pieces of cardboard.

Tip#3: Deep clean dishwasher, trash compactor & countertop appliances.

Tip #4: Remove drain traps under sinks & clean them thoroughly. Clean pop-up drain plugs. Inspect the linkage for pop-up drains to make sure they are set properly. To adjust the linkage, squeeze the finger operated pressure lock to release it & slide it up or down as necessary.

Tip #5: To keep valves from sticking & to check for leaks, turn all water valves off & on. This includes outdoor faucets & valves to toilets, bathrooms, kitchen sinks, laundry & bar areas, etc.

Tip #6: Inspect grout & caulk around tubs, sink & showers. Chip out cracked grout & replace missing grout.

Every home needs a handyman, and every home needs Neil Kelly’s Handyman Services. Our experienced and professional team of craftspeople have the resources and the expertise to handle any home improvement, repair, or maintenance project on your list – large or small. Don’t let little issues turn into big headaches down the road. Connect with one of our specialists today!