If you’ve ever owned a home in Chicago before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well-maintained home will save you money from costly repairs in the long run, and make your home easier to sell when the time comes.
Start giving your home some TLC with some of these must-do maintenance tips:
Change HVAC or furnace filters. If your family is small and pet-free, simply inspect the filter and replace every 2-3 months.
Clean range hood filters. Mix a degreaser with hot water, let it soak, then rinse it off.
Check water softener. Check the salt level, add some if needed, and read the display to make sure no error codes are displayed. You’ll usually only add salt a few times a year.
Deep clean. Roll up your sleeves and deep clean appliances, windows, lighting, and every crevice and corner. Keeping a clean Logan Square home and not letting dirt build up will help keep it polished.