Home Maintenance Checklist

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Home Maintenance Checklist

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Home Maintenance Checklist

Regular maintenance keeps your home functioning efficiently and safely- and helps protect its value. We’re happy to offer this checklist of ongoing and seasonal maintenance steps to help you safeguard your home and family!

Ongoing Maintenance: 
• Make sure air vents indoors and outside are not blocked by snow or debris
• Check and clean range hood on a monthly basis
• Make sure electrical outlets are equipped with safety plugs
• Regularly check your house for safety hazards (loose handrails, buckling carpet, etc)
• Inspect fire extinguishers
• Test smoke detectors
• Inspect bathtubs and sinks for caulking and leaks, repair as needed
• Clean or replace air filters when the system is in use for heating or cooling

Spring:
• Check for damage to your roof
• Check all the fascia and trim for deterioration
• Have a professional air conditioning contractor inspect and maintain your system
as recommended by the manufacturer
• Check your water heater
• Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged
• Check your fire extinguishers
• Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
• Review your fire escape plan with your family
• Repair all cracked, broken or uneven driveways and walks to help provide a level
walking surface
• Check the shutoff valve at each plumbing fixture to make sure they function
• Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper, and space under the dryer
• Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide
alarms

Summer:
• Check kids playing equipment
• Check your wood deck or concrete patio for deterioration
• Check the nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs
• Check exterior siding
• Check all window and door locks
• Check your home for water leaks
• Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and
dishwasher for cracks and bubbles

Fall:
• Check your home for water leaks
• Have a heating professional check your heating system every year
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• Protect your home from frozen pipes
• Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel is gone
• Test your emergency generator
• Have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean the flues and check your
fireplace damper
• Remove bird nests from chimney flues and outdoor electrical fixtures
• Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide
alarms
• Make sure the caulking around doors and windows is adequate to reduce
heat/cooling loss
• Make sure that the caulking around your bathroom fixtures is adequate to
prevent water from seeping into the sub-flooring

Winter:
• Clean the gutters and downspouts
• Confirm firewood at least 20 feet away from your home
• Remove screens from windows and install storm windows
• Familiarize responsible family members with the gas main valve and other
appliance valves
• Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
• Make sure all electrical holiday decorations have tight connections
• Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter
• Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and
dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
• Check your water heater
• Test all AFCI and GFCI devices

2018-07-25T18:19:16+00:00July 25th, 2018|

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