Take Great Care of Your Home with This Maintenance Checklist

The key to ensure everything runs smoothly and your home functions properly is routine maintenance. If systems in your home aren’t checked regularly, it can lead to bigger, costlier problems in the future. However, it can be really easy to forget to check these systems and areas that require attention. Avoid any potential issues by creating a maintenance checklist for your home! Save yourself money and prevent headaches by making this checklist part of your routine throughout the year.

Monthly

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Change air filters in the heating and air conditioning system
  • Clean range hood filters to prevent grease fires
  • Trim back shrubbery or plant growth around the outdoor HVAC unit (at least 18 inches)

Quarterly

  • Check and wipe down sliding doors and window tracks
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors
  • Test garage door and grease tracks as necessary

Semiannually

  • Clear gutters of spring and fall leaves and debris
  • Power wash windows and siding
  • Schedule service of your HVAC system before summer and winter seasons

Annually

  • Inspect and insulate pipes to protect them from freezing
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from the home’s exterior
  • Touch up exterior paint and check for wood rot or water damage
  • Check grouting in kitchen and bathroom and repair if necessary