Home Maintenance Made Easy

A home is the largest investment that most people will make in their lives.  Use this helpful checklist to make sure that it stays in tip-top shape by staying on top of its maintenance.

 

Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring:

___ Clear gutters of debris

___ Inspect your roof and chimney

___ Wash your windows, and check the window screens

___ Thoroughly clean your home, and clear any clutter

___ Paint your home’s exterior

___ Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

___ Change the batteries in them, if necessary

Summer:

___ Install window air conditioners

___ Clean the fil ters in your home’s HVAC system

___ Drain/flush your water heater

___ Open crawl space vents

___ Look for insect problems, especially termite damage

Fall:

___ Clear gutters of debris before the weather changes

___ Inspect your roof

___ Have your chimney cleaned and inspected, if you didn’t do it in the spring.

___ Check for leaks and drafts, and repair them

___ Get your furnace inspected and repaired

___ Install storm windows

___ Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change the batteries in them, if necessary.

Winter:

___ Cover your central air conditioning unit, or remove your window air conditioners

___ Change/clean furnace filters

___ Clean your kitchen appliances

___ Clean your drains

___ Close crawl space vents

 
 
 

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