Regular home maintenance not only extends the life of major mechanical systems and appliances, but can also reduce your home's energy costs. We've compiled 12 simple chores that any homeowner can handle. Enter them into your calendar, develop a routine and you'll find home ownership is a lot less stressful and less expensive, too!
Use this free, printable home maintenance checklist to keep track of things you need to do on a monthly, seasonal, and annual basis. The checklist is available to download as a PDF or Excel spreadsheet.
Sump Pump Drip, Drip - If there's a dripping noise made by water falling from your drain tile into your sump basin, try this: Tie a string to the bottom edge of the drain tile pipe and extended it right into the basin. Attach a washer on the other end of the string and make sure it isn't so long that the pump gobbles it up. Now water will follow the string instead of dripping into the sump basin.