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DIY home maintenance tasks that can be done in 60 minutes or lessHome Maintenance Quick Tasks

When it comes to the home maintenance, we all lag a little in our home. We would like to be on top of it, but truthfully, it just feels like it’s so time-consuming that we just let it slide. Unfortunately, letting it slide only causes little issues to become a bigger problem. To keep this from happening Metro Reconstruction has come up with some home maintenance common tasks will take you 60 minutes or less to accomplish.

Change the Furnace Filter

A broken furnace is very costly. Take a couple of minutes to change the filter to prevent significant damage and save money.  The filter’s color should be white at all times otherwise, you need to replace it. Just go to your furnace, pull out the dirty filter and replace with the new one.

Locks Care

Dirty locks lead to jams and breaks. Lubricate them with a soft cloth and just clean it as if you’re polishing every other nook and cranny.

DIY home maintenance tasks that can be done in 60 minutes or lessGutters

Water can pool around the roof or the foundation and cause some serious problems. Prevent the problem by cleaning the downspouts.

Smoke Detectors

Test your all the smoke detectors. Push the “Test” or “reset” button; if it sounds off, that means it works.


DIY home maintenance tasks that can be done in 60 minutes or lessSmall pockets of mold can lead to deeper damage that will cost you a little fortune if you don’t take care of the issue on time. So if you start to see small spots of mold, grab mold killing spray and take of it before it’s bad.

Unclog the Drains

Drains can become dirty and germ infested leading to bacterial growth causing drains to clogs. Keeping your drains clean will help keep it from clogging.

Here’s how to do it: Boil water and pour it down the drain frequently.

There you have it. Simple, fast and easy DIY home maintenance tasks. You can take care of the small things we’ll take care of the bigger issues. Contact us today with any general contractor concerns.