Homeowner Helpers: November home maintenance checklist

Homeowner HelpersWhy is your November home maintenance checklist important?

Because, like all the monthly checklists you’ll be receiving as a subscriber, this one helps you keep your home running efficiently and safely by following a few simple steps.

So, let’s get started on this month’s to-do list.


Purge your medicine cabinet

Danger to youngsters and others can lurk in those expired and unused medicines in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Learn how to dispose of them safely.

Trim those trees

The long-range weather forecast for Ottawa calls for lots of snow and the possibility of nasty ice storms this winter. If you don’t know how to do it properly yourself, be proactive by hiring a reputable tree service to trim limbs and branches that could snap under winter’s weight, damaging your home or, worse, injure your family or visitors.

Photo tidy-up Homeowner Helpers home maintenance

We know decluttering makes our homes more habitable. So, why not do the same with your print and digital photos? Here’s how to organize and store them.


Check those hoses

Avoid indoor flooding by inspecting hoses on the washer, dehumidifier, dishwasher and other appliances. Don’t forget the flexible hoses that feed water into your toilet tanks. If you spot leaks, cracking or brittleness, replace the hose immediately.

Appliance scrub-down

How often do you need to clean your freezer, microwave and other appliances? And how do you do it properly? Find out here.

Your regular monthly checklist

You should also do the following every month. Each takes only a few minutes.


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