Neighborhood Expert: December home maintenance tips

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

Okay, okay… I know you’re not at all thinking about your home right now as we enter the thick of the holiday season, but I’m here to remind you that your home needs love too!

There are so many lists out there of things to do to keep your home in tip top shape, but I’m going to give you the top 5 you really should do right now.

  1. Schedule your gutter cleaning (try Maple Leaf Gutter Cleaning or Gutterman Services)
  2. Clear leaves and debris from any drains around your house (think basement stairs)
  3. You were supposed to change your smoke detector batteries when we did the time change, if you forgot, check them! And also make sure you have a fire extinguisher in the house.
  4. Get your HVAC serviced (I use Mannix HVAC) and change your filters
  5. Winterize your hose bibs

Quick and easy little things really help keep your house running!

If you’re going to the Church Street Stroll tonight, have a great time!

Photo via Callum Hill/Unsplash

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