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Maintenance Checklists

Yard & Exterior Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Water drains away from house

O

No trip, fall, choking, sharp edge hazards

O

O

Fence around pool intact

O

O

Check for signs of rodents, bats, roaches, termites

O

O

Drain outdoor faucets and hoses

O

Clean window wells and check drainage

O

O

Clean gutters and downspouts

O

O


Basement & Crawlspace Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

No wet surfaces, puddles

O

O

Sump pump and check valve working

O

O

Floor drain working

O

Vacuum basement surfaces

O

Check for signs of rodents, bats, roaches, termites

O


Exterior Roof, Walls, Windows Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Shingles in good condition

O

Check chimney, valley, plumbing vent, skylight flashing

O

Make sure gutters discharge water away from building

O

Check attic vents

O

Check attic for signs of roof leaks

O

Check for icicles and ice dams

winter

Look for peeling paint

O

Look for signs of leaks where deck attaches to house

O

Check below window & door that flashing intact

O

Repair broken, cracked glass

O

Look for signs of leaks at window and door sills

O

Clean dryer vent

O

O

Check exhaust ducts are clear

O

O


Interior Walls, Ceilings, Windows, Doors Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Check for signs of water damage

O

Check operation of windows and doors

O

Lubricate and repair windows and doors

O


Appliances Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Clean kitchen range hood screens

O

Clean dryer vents and screens

O

Clean exhaust fan outlets and screens

O

Clean outdoor air intakes and screens

O

Clean air conditioning coils, drain pans

O

O

Clean dehumidifier coils, check operation

O

Clean and tune furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters

O

O

Clean and tune ovens and ranges

O

O


Plumbing, Fixtures and Appliances Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Check washer hoses - connections

O

Check dishwasher hoses for leaks

O

Check toilet supply/shit-off valve

O

Clean & check refrigerator drip pan-icemaker connections

O

Check shower-tub surrounds for signs of damage

O

Check traps and drains under sinks, tubs, showers for leaks

O

Check hot water heater for leaks

O

Check boiler for leaks

O

Check water main/meter or well pump for leaks or sweating

O

Check water main/meter or well pump for leaks or sweating

O

Clean septic tank

2 yrs

Check drain and supply time for leaks

O

O

Check bath and kitchen fans operation

O

O


Electrical Equipment Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Check for damaged cords

O

O

Test ground fault interrupters

O

Test outlets for proper hot, neutral and ground

once

Check smoke and CO alarms

O

O


Garage Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Ensure storage of fuel cans

O

O

Proper operation of garage door safety shut-off

O

O

Check for signs of water damage

O

Check for signs of rodents, bats, roaches, termites

O

O


HVAC Equipment - Replace filters Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Warm air furnace (merv 8)

O

Air conditioner (central air merv 8)

O

Dehumidifier

O

Outdoor air to return to heat recovery ventilation

O


Attic Checklist

Spring

Fall

Annual

As Needed

Pro Needed?

Check for signs of rodents, bats, roaches, termites

O

Check for water damage

O

Ensure insulation in place

O

Check that fans still exhaust to outdoors (check ductwork connections)

O


Home maintenance for every season

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