Maintenance Check List

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The best way to maintain the value of your home is to maintain the home itself.  Deferred homeowner maintenance can hit your pocketbook when it comes time to sell. Check out the below maintenance check lists to help keep you on schedule. 

Spring/Summer
  • A/C check

  • Change HEPA/media filters in the A/C Units

  • Purge TPR valve on water heater

  • Pest control

  • Clear debris around home

  • Trim trees

  • Roof check and remove leaves

  • Clean gutters

  • Sprinkler check

  • Check drains, toilets and faucets for leaks or clogs

  • Fertilize the yard

  • Check foundation for slab exposure

  • Correct any grading issues or water hold areas

  • Stain or reseal decks

  • Repair or replace caulking and weather stripping

  • Power wash exterior of home

  • Prepare the pool

Fall/Winter
  • Pour Bleach into the A/C unit bleach lines

  • Inspect furnace(s)

  • Change HEPA/media filters in the A/C Units

  • Purge TPR valve on water heater

  • Check fireplace for animals and nests

  • Test smoke and carbon dioxide detectors

  • Clean gutters

  • Inspect & repair grout

  • Silicone bath/shower corners and wall penetrations

  • Check breakers for trip/reset

  • Winterize sprinklers

  • Check drains, toilets and faucets for leaks or clogs

  • Repair or replace caulking and weather stripping

  • Inspect window frames for rot or decay and check the glass for cracks, gaps, and broken areas, and replace or repair

  • Clean the carpets

  • Clean window and door screens

  • Winterize the pool

Annually
Monthly
  • Replace A/C filters in ceilings

  • Pull weeds

  • Check fire extinguisher

  • Replace lifted wood driveway expansion joints

  • Clear dryer vent

  • Document your repairs and save receipts

  • Lubricate garage door rollers/springs

  • Clean around the vents and coils behind your refrigerator

  • Inspect and clean out septic tank

2-5 Years
  • Seal grout

  • Termite inspection

  • Touch up interior paint

  • Replace smoke/carbon monoxide detector batteries

5-10 Years
  • Paint exterior of home

  • Replace dishwasher (typical lifespan is 10 years)

  • Replace microwave (typical lifespan is 9 years)

  • Replace kitchen sink (typical lifespan is 10 years)

10-15 Years
15+ Years
  • Replace the hot water heater (typical lifespan is 10 years) 

  • Replace the garage door opener (typical lifespan is 10 -15 years)

  • Replace refrigerator and range. (typical lifespan is 13 -15 years)

  • Replace your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 

  • Inspect roof and consider replacement

  • Replace decks

  • Replace faucets

  • Inspect HVAC and consider replacement