When it comes to replacing things around the house, the easy part is actually doing it.
The hard part is knowing how frequently different components should be replaced or how often different actions should be performed. LeafGuard’s Maintenance Timeline provides you with the reference guide to how often everything should be done or replaced around your house. Keep it handy and refer to it regularly in order to get everything done in due time.
How Often Should I Replace My Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
Replace carbon monoxide detectors every 5 years. Track those 5 years not by when it was installed, but the “manufacture date” on the detector.
How Often Should I Check on My Smoke Detectors?
Check if each alarm is working every month by pushing the test button.
How Often Should I Replace the Batteries of My Smoke Detectors?
Replace batteries once a year unless alarm is chirping, which indicates an immediate replacement is necessary.
How Often Should I Replace my Smoke Detectors?
Replace smoke detectors every 10 years.
Via the Red Cross
How Often Should I Defrost My Freezer?
Defrost your freezer once a year.
That is only if your freezer is not auto-defrosting or self-defrosting. Chest freezers tend to require de-frosting, where as standing fridge/freezer combos tend to be automatic.
How Often Should I Replace My Roof or Replace Shingles?
The lifespan of your roofing depends on a number of different factors. Those include severity of weather, materials, and maintenance. In general, asphalt shingles will last around twenty years, and fiber cement shingles should last around 25 years.
How Often Should I Pump Out My Septic Tank?
Pump out your septic tank once per year if you have a garbage disposal.
If not, pump it out every three years.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
Clean or unclog your gutters every season, if you don’t have a seamless system that never clogs. With LeafGuard’s gutter system, you can forget about this maintenance item altogether.
There are dangers to your gutters every season, but it’s probably best to leave them alone during the cold, snow-filled winter months. So if you live in a climate where snow or intense cold are prevalent, forego the winter and unclog gutters approximately 3 times per year.
Some maintenance is monthly, some is yearly, and some is longer-term than that, but all of these items are important measure that will keep your home safe and in order. This maintenance timeline should help alleviate the stress of knowing when it’s time to replace and repair. LeafGuard supports homeowners everywhere save time, money, and headaches in home maintenance.
(Photo Credit: Smoke Detector Batteries, Flickr, US Army Combat Readiness )