Use this May Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.
May is electrical safety month. It's a good time to ensure you're home and family are adequately protected from electrical hazzards.
There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.
You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.
We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you. The printable checklist will be a handy reminder for you too.
Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family.
1. CHECK FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY
Outlet fire hazzard
May is national electrical safety month. Take this time to check your electrical cords for damage.
Be sure to check your power strips and make sure they're not on overload. Make sure your power strips have a power surge protector.
Cover your unused outlets to prevent small children and pets from accidentally shocking themselves. Covering unused wall outlets also helps to keep debris and dust from interfering with the sockets.
Children and pets are susceptible to injury from electronic dangers. Use these tips to help protect your children.
2. PATCH PATHWAYS
Broken Walkway Tripping Hazzard
Cracks and potholes in your pathways and walking areas can pose a dangerous hazard.
Repair concrete cracks and inspect outside areas for tripping hazards.
3. CHECK OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Replacing Outdoor Light Bulb
Check your outdoor lighting. Ensure all your lights are working and check to see if any repairs are needed.
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4. CHECK AND REPAIR FENCES AND GATES
Repairing fence With Hammer and Crowbar
Now is a good time to check your fences and gates. Clean and make reparations as needed.
5. TEST YOUR WATER HEATER'S PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
Person Checking Water Pressure Relief Valve
Routine testing of your water heater's pressure relief valve can prevent a possible explosion and help reduce the chance of a leak caused by mineral and corrosion build up.
A buildup of minerals and rust can cause a valve to freeze up and become nonoperational.
6. GIVE YOUR GRILL A GOOD CLEANING
Person Cleaning Outdoor BBQ Grill
After a long winter we're ready for outdoor cooking and entertaining. Take some time and get your grill in tip top shape.
7. CHECK FOR LEAKS UNDER YOUR KITCHEN SINK
Slow water leaks can wreak havoc on your home. Catching leaks early and making the necessary repairs can prevent serious water damage later.
8. CLEAN YOUR EXTERIOR DOORS
Front Door Newly Cleaned
Dirt and grime tend to accumulate on exterior doors and garage doors every few months. Take a nice day and give them a cleaning.
9. WASH YOUR DECK
Newly Cleaned Beautiful Deck
Grime and dirt can build up on your deck. Take some time and give your deck some TLC.
Does your wood deck need a refresh? Check out the video below on how to clean and re-stain a wood deck.
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