Homeowner Maintenance

January

  • Change furnace filters
  • Keep your eaves and gutters cleared of icicles
  • Clean your range hood screen and replace if necessary
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries

February

  • Deep clean curtains
  • Check caulking around bathtubs
  • Repair any damage in interior walls
  • Clean out unneeded items from closets and back rooms

March

  • Check roof for anything damaged from the winter
  • Check your air conditioner and schedule a service call if needed
  • Repair damaged window screens
  • Remove any foundation vent covers

April

  • Clean out gutters and downspouts
  • Clear dead plants from around the house
  • Clean windows
  • Double check lawnmower and repair any damage

May

  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Repair any loose or damaged siding
  • Trim plants and trees around the house
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils

June

  • Remove lint from dryer vent and exhaust
  • Double check any grout in bathroom and kitchen for damage and repair
  • Clean out garage
  • Inspect plumbing lines for leaks
  • Change furnace filters

July

  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Check function and repair any locks on windows and doors
  • Check for and repair any minor cracks in foundation. Call a professional for a major crack ASAP!

August

  • Inspect crawlspace for any moisture issues
  • Repair gaps in driveway surface
  • Check for any evidence of ants or termites
  • Clean and repair deck and patio

September

  • Inspect roof for any damage and repair
  • Winterize air conditioning system
  • Check heat system for proper function and schedule a service call if needed
  • Check weatherstripping on doors and windows
  • Apply low nitrogen fertilizer to lawn
  • Check gutters for damage and repair

October

  • Clear debris from gutters and double check for proper drainage
  • Turn off and winterize outdoor faucets by covering with foam or draining
  • Cover outdoor furniture
  • Put down mulch on delicate outdoor plants and shrubs

November

  • Deep clean carpets
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Put in foundation vent covers

December

  • Remove and clean shower heads
  • Check sinks and toilets for leaks

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