Tips for Interior House Maintenance in Boston MA

Most homeowners in Boston MA spend a lot of energy on the exterior maintenance of their property. However, regular interior maintenance will save you time and money in various renovations, in addition to making your home safer and healthier. 

Here are some tips for preventive maintenance of kitchen cabinets, range hoods, and other often forgotten places.

Clean The Kitchen Hood

Grease and dirt are drawn in by the hood fan when cooking and accumulate there over time. 

Keeping the range hood clean therefore ensures its efficiency and air quality. 

To clean it, remove the filter and soak it in soapy water. You can also put it in the dishwasher. 

Put on rubber gloves and wash the inside of the hood with a sponge soaked in degreaser. Don’t forget the fan blades!

Are some parts difficult to access? Spray them with degreaser and wipe them with a cloth rolled up on a small stick.

Make Preventative Maintenance Lists

Did you know that most breakages in a home are due to a lack of preventive maintenance? 

So as not to forget anything, follow the example of automobile garages and their 26-point inspection list. 

Make two to-do lists inside the house: one for spring and summer, and another one for fall for winter.

Put Lemon in Your Grinder

Does your garbage disposal machine have an unpleasant odor? Throw in a dozen ice cubes and a few lemon slices and that should do the trick.

Vacuum The Dryer Hoses

The dryer produces fine particles of dust that can collect in the appliance’s vent pipes, especially if the pipe is grooved. 

Lint buildup can not only cause a fire, but it can also shorten the life of the dryer by making it work harder.

Unhook the dryer vent pipe and vacuum around the entrance. Then pass it through the hose, gently pushing the vacuum hose as far as it can go. 

Repeat the exercise regularly. It is also recommended to change the grooved pipe for a smooth pipe.

Re-Do the Tub Seal

Start by filling the bathtub with water. Then remove the old sealant with a knife. 

Clean and dry the surface. 

Apply the new sealant with a regular stroke, maintaining a 45 ° angle (first practice on a wall in the garage or basement). 

Smooth the putty with a finger previously dipped in soap or with a plastic spoon. 

When the sealant is dry, empty the tub.

Revamp Your Cabinets

Changing the handles of drawers and kitchen cupboards is a simple but effective way to add shine to the room. 

To get the equipment at a lower cost, take advantage of the annual offers of the renovation centers, or visit the stores of recovered building materials. 

New fittings will give your kitchen a facelift.

If the budget allows, consider hiring a professional painting contractor to refinish your older cabinets. 

Repair Cracks On the Walls

Start by scraping off damaged paint and debris with a spatula. Still with the spatula, spread plaster over the crack, leveling several times to make it penetrate. 

Remove the excess, allow the wall to dry, and then sand.

To repair large cracks, stick a strip of drywall tape over the crack, without wrinkling. Spread a thin layer of plaster on the tape, let it dry and lightly sand. Make sure to smooth the edges. Apply the primer, then the paint.

If your wall requires significant repairs, or if the paint is extensively damaged, consider repainting the entire room. 

The Bottomline

Need help with interior painting? Hiring a painting contractor is the best way to get high-quality, durable, and flawless painting results. 

However, this can only happen if you get an honest and reliable painter.

If you need any help to repaint your bathroom or home interior, Total Pro Painters can help.

At Total Pro Painters, we have years of experience in exterior and interior home painting and staining serving Boston Massachusetts homeowners.

If you would love to try us, call us today at (774) 509-0345 for a FREE estimate!