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Seasonal Home Maintenance Check List

Keep Your Home in Great Condition

Each season, it’s a good idea to take a look around your home and perform the maintenance needed to keep everything looking great and working well. Typically, it’s best to do this twice a year, and we have provided seasonal checklists that can help. 

Spring/Summer Checklist

Interior

  • Clean/replace furnace filter (recommended every 60 to 90 days)
  • Check hot water tank for leaks
  • Inspect floor drain in basement and ensure trap is filled with water
  • Inspect basement for moisture/leaks
  • Air out basement on a dry, sunny day or use a dehumidifier
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (recommended monthly)
  • Vacuum smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check and reset GFIC (Ground Fault Interrupter Circuit) on outdoor plugs
  • Clean/replace range hood filter
  • Clean humidifier, if applicable
  • Check doors, tighten loose hinges and lubricate track of sliding door(s)
  • Check attic for adequate ventilation and ensure that all insulation is in place
  • Turn off pilot light in fireplace, if applicable

Exterior

  • Check roof flashing is intact and sealed
  • Check roof for cracked, damaged or loose shingles; replace as necessary
  • Check that eaves troughs and downspouts are free from debris
  • Check that attic louvers are screened and free of debris
  • Ensure ground is sloping away from house
  • Check that downspout is directing water away from the foundation
  • Inspect exterior clad brick and mortar for chips and cracks; fill if necessary
  • Plan landscaping to avoid water ponding and blocking drainage
  • Check Rear Lot Catch Basin and clear any debris, if applicable
  • Check driveway and walkways for frost damage; fill cracks and seal
  • Fertilize lawn
  • Inspect fencing, if applicable
  • Turn on exterior water supply
  • Check caulking is intact and sealed; re-caulk if necessary
  • Check windows and screens are operating properly
  • Inspect window wells and top with stones, if applicable
  • Oil moving parts of garage door(s) and garage door opener (if applicable)
  • Arrange for annual inspection of air conditioning and clean filter, if applicable

Fall/Winter Checklist

Interior

  • Clean/replace furnace filter (recommended every 60 to 90 days)
  • Oil furnace motor (follow manufacturer’s directions)
  • Inspect furnace vents and registers; ensure they are clean and free of debris
  • Check furnace fan belt for normal wear and tear; replace if necessary (follow manufacturer’s instructions)
  • Check hot water tank for leaks, drain unit and refill
  • Inspect basement for moisture/leaks
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (recommended monthly)
  • Vacuum smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check and reset GFIC (Ground Fault Interrupter Circuit) on outdoor plugs
  • Clean/replace range hood filter
  • Clean humidifier, if applicable
  • Open and clean fireplace, light pilot light, if applicable
  • Check doors, tighten loose hinges and lubricate track of sliding door(s)
  • Check attic after snow storms for snow that may have entered through vents; remove as soon as possible to prevent water damage

Exterior

  • Check roof flashing is intact and sealed
  • Check roof for cracked, damaged or loose shingles; replace as necessary
  • Remove snow and ice from overhang and vents
  • Check that eaves troughs and downspouts are clear of debris
  • Check that attic louvers are screened and free of debris
  • Check for excessive snow on roof after long periods or significant amounts of snow; remove as necessary
  • Check that downspout is directing water away from the foundation
  • Check Rear Lot Catch Basin and clear any debris, if applicable
  • Winterize landscaping and remove leaves
  • Shut off and bleed exterior hose bibs
  • Check caulking is intact and sealed; re-caulk if necessary
  • Oil moving parts of garage door(s) and garage door opener (if applicable)
  • Check windows and screens are operating properly
  • Check clothes dryer vent and ensure it is free from debris
  • Check sealing around windows and doors; replace as necessary