How To Do Home Maintenance Tasks: Step-by-Step Guide for Everyone

You know that you need to do home maintenance tasks around the house to keep it running smoothly. But what if you don’t have a clue where to start? No worries! This post will give you step-by-step instructions on how to complete some of the more common technical home maintenance tasks around the house. If you follow these steps correctly and stay diligent with your upkeep duties, your home’s value should increase over time.

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Check the HVAC System Filters

It’s easy to forget about the HVAC system filters. However, you should clean these regularly and also make sure that they are in place so nothing can block them. This can happen once a year for most homes, but it may be necessary more often if there is a lot of debris or other types of particles around the house.

You should inspect the filters and replace faulty valves with durable ones like the 3 way solenoid valve every 12 months to ensure that the system is working properly.

Clean the Hood Vent in the Kitchen

The first step is to unscrew the front grill pieces from both sides of the range hood opening. Now, reach inside with a screwdriver or other sharp object and poke through all grease deposits until they are loose enough to come out.

Finally, shove them into an empty coffee can for disposal before reassembling everything. Don’t forget about cooking fumes while doing this work. 

Most people don’t realize the importance of a hood vent until they are cooking something on high heat and notice it takes forever for the smoke to clear. You might be able to tell by looking at your kitchen, but you can check if there’s any problem with the ventilation system by inspecting the filter.

Inspect Grout and Calking

Calking is a colorless sealant that fills the gaps between bricks and blocks. When you inspect calking, you check for cracks or missing pieces in the sealant. If there are any issues with it, use an appropriate filler to repair them before water can penetrate your home’s foundation and cause even more expensive damage. 

Check cracked areas that need sealing by applying new grout over old material! This will make sure no hairline cracks remain open so bacteria cannot get inside. 

Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

A smoke detector or CO alarm is an essential tool for detecting fires and carbon monoxide. These alarms are usually battery-operated, but they also have a power cable.  To test your smoke detector, just press the “test button.” If you hear anything at all, then it’s working and should not need replacing anytime soon.

If there’s no sound when you push the button, then replace the batteries asap because this means that either the unit has lost its charge or otherwise needs repair.


In conclusion, do not be afraid to tackle some of the more technical home maintenance tasks. You can do many things, but it’s always easier when you know the basics of what needs doing. Keep your eyes open for anything wrong in or around your house, and follow these steps if you detect any issue.

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