Now that spring is just about here, it’s a great time to break out the home maintenance checklist! Given that we’re all spending more time at home, this is a great way to take advantage of that and go through your checklist!

Here at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough we serve the Princeton community and are familiar with the proper home maintenance steps you should be taking.

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Check Your Floors

It’s the perfect time to do a full walkthrough of your home to look for signs of significant wear and tear on your floors. When it comes to carpets you want to look for matting or especially worn down spots, stains that can’t be removed, or a mildew smell that doesn’t seem to go away. These are all signs that it’s time to replace your carpet flooring.

For your hardwood flooring, looking for similar signs of wear on your floors is a good place to start. The great thing about hardwood flooring is that you can sand down and refinish your floors if they still have some life left.

What we often see in the Princeton area when working on flooring projects is that people are ready for a new style of flooring. Our design experts at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough are great resources for finding a new look for your home.

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Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

This is a classic box to check on the maintenance checklist because it’s so important! You should be regularly testing your detectors to make sure that they’re working properly.


Normally, this is a chore for the fall, but it doesn’t hurt to proactive considering the extra time you might have on your hands right now! Checking your home for drafts right now will allow you to create a list of spots to check once the cold weather comes back next fall.

Sump Pump

Rain is inevitable, which is why we recommend making sure your sump pump is working at full capacity. Given that Princeton averages about 47 inches of rain a year, this is something to keep an eye on!

We’re here to help out with any of your flooring projects or questions, feel free to get in contact with us whenever you need help from the Princeton flooring experts!

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