Here in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area, February is typically cold and rainy month. However, that doesn't mean you can go into hibernation. Staying on top of monthly and annual maintenance items can make home ownership a breeze.
This month we focus on indoor items such as air quality and little tasks that keep your home from getting old. We also want to prevent future problems so, utilize this "indoor month" to catch up and plan ahead.
Below are the tips that will help you stay on top:
1. Check and test your sump pump.
Inspect the power cord leading to the pump to make sure it is intact and does now show any wear. Next, unplug the pump in order to determine if the alarm (if equipped) is functional a…