Home Care Checklist:  a Quick Guide To Home Maintenance

 

FREQUENCY:

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

Fall

 

 

  • Air Filters
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Chimney
  • Dehumidifier
  • Electric Motors
  • Fireplace
  • Fuel Oil Tank
  • Hot Water
  • Heater
  • Heating System
  • Kitchen Range Hood
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio/Terrace

 

 

 

ACTIONS/STEPS:

  • Clean, or replace filters.

  • Check for rodents, termites, water stains, cracks, leaks, debris or ash.

  • Look out for loose parts and order supplies for proper function.

  • Sweep, wash or cover surfaces as necessary.

Winter

 

  

  • Bathroom Tile
  • Exterior Doors
  • Fences
  • Fire/ Smoke/ Fume Alarms
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Floor Drains
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Refrigerators
  • Sliding Doors
  • Storms/ Screens
  • Walls
  • Windows

 

 

 

ACTIONS/STEPS:

  • Check for mildew, cracks, loose boards or nails, charge levels and, batteries.

  • Drain, unclog, repair or clean all surfaces that require it.

  • Sweep, wash, reorganize spaces as necessary.

     

Spring

 

  

  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Downspouts
  • Gutters
  • Brickwork
  • Garage
  • Garage door
  • Plumbing
  • Septic System
  • Sump Pump
  • Septic System
  • Water Pump
  • Water Purifier
  • Vents

 

 

 

ACTIONS/STEPS:

  • Check for discoloration, obstructions, blistered paint, cracks, water damage, leaks, rust, leaves, termites, and odors.

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    Sweep, wash, reorganize spaces as necessary.

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    Drain, unclog, repair or clean all surfaces that require it.

     

Summer

 

  

  • Blacktop Driveway
  • Central Airconditioner
  • Decks
  • Exterior Paint
  • Grill
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roof
  • Siding
  • Sidewalks
  • Trees
  • Windows Shutters
  • Wood Furniture
  • Wooden Steps

 

 

 

ACTIONS/STEPS:

  • Check for discoloration, obstructions, blistered paint, cracks, water damage, leaks, rust, leaves, termites, and odors.

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    Trim shrubs, remove unwanted vegetation.

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    Pruning, feeding, and insect control for trees.

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    Clean and wax wood items.

Home Care Checklist: A Quick Guide To Home Maintenance

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