Home Maintenance Checklist

Home Maintenance Checklist


Let’s admit it, home maintenance is not at the top of everyone’s favorite thing to do. However, it is something that one must do eventually. A home is a huge investment and it is essential to keep it at top condition. It is important to keep it well maintained especially every change of season, as each one will have a specific upkeep procedure. Follow these steps to ensure that your home is always at its prime.

GENERAL HOME MAINTENANCE

Monthly home improvement is important. It will help you detect potential problems early on, which in turn will save you money in the long run. It will also prevent vermin from taking refuge in your home. Below is a checklist that you need to follow:

  • Inspect kitchen sink, drains, and bathtub for any blockage. Unclog if necessary.
  • Clean the kitchen range hood from grease buildup.
  • Check the shower heads and faucets for any mineral deposit buildup.
  • Check the furnace filters and air vents for any dirt accumulation.
  • Test the smoke detector for any damage.
  • Perform a general deep cleaning in every part of the house.

SEASONAL HOME MAINTENANCE

SPRING

Thawing grounds and the blossoming of plants signal the arrival of spring. The weather is finally getting more comfortable and it is finally time to fix all the things that you were not able to during winter, and also a good season to start preparing before summer comes, when the temperature may be unbearable during certain days. Below are some of the things that you will need to check in order to keep everything in working condition during this season.

  • Wash windows, sidings, and door screen of any accumulated grime.
  • Rake any leaves that were left during winter.
  • Check the gutter and downspouts for any debris buildup. Clear when necessary.
  • Look for any sign of peeling or chipped paint. Perform a fresh coat or touch-up when necessary.
  • Pump the septic tank (if you have oce).
  • Have your air conditioning system serviced. It is better to do it during spring so that it will be ready by summer.
  • Check sprinkler heads and irrigation system.

 SUMMER

Most of the main home maintenance should be performed before summer comes, as weather can be a bit unbearable during this season. However, there are still things that need to be checked during summer, failure to do so means hassle on your part and lesser bonding time with family and friends,

  • Check that your sprinklers are working. Plants will need an extra supply of water during this hot season, so this is a very essential task.
  • Do general garden maintenance – fertilize the lawn, pull out weeds, and also prune shrubs and trees.
  • Inspect the dryer and washer for any lint buildup.
  • Clear out the dust buildup from your air-conditioning system. Since they will be used frequently during this season, doing this will ensure that they will work at their maximum potential.
  • Inspect home for any pest. Call professional help if there are any specific infestation.

FALL

Fall is another good season to do some general home maintenance. The weather will be dry, with moderate temperature. It is also the perfect season to prepare for the harsh winter, when it may be impossible to do general home maintenance. During this time, you will need to inspect both the interior and exterior of your home.

  • Inspect your heating system. Check for any loose connection or faulty air filters. It is essential to check it during fall so that it will be ready for heavy use during winter.
  • Check the fireplace and chimney for any damage and dirt buildup. Ask for professional chimney help when necessary.
  • Check your dryer vent for accumulated lint.
  • Seal cracks on windows and doors.
  • Store all outdoor gears and furniture.
  • Rake fallen leaves.
  • Make sure that all pipes are well insulated.

WINTER

Winter is not the time for home maintenance with the cold unforgiving weather outdoors. Any major renovation should have been performed during fall. However, there are still some things you need to check during this time of the year.

  • Make sure that your snowblower is working properly.
  • Stock up on essential supplies such as canned goods, water bottles, candles, batteries, ice melts, and shovels. This is essential during snowstorms when it will be impossible to go out of your home.
  • Check the insulation in your attic, basement, pipes, and water tank.
  • Consider purchasing a humidifier.
  • Protect and insulate your air condition unit.
  • Check that your heater is working properly.

CONCLUSION

Following these home maintenance checklists will ensure that your home is always at prime condition. It will also help minimize damage and unnecessary repairs, which in turn will save you money in the long run.

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