Home Maintenance Checklist

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Home Maintenance Checklist
  • These should be cleared out at the beginning of the year and checked to ensure there are no leaks.
  • A pressure washer can be used to clean away winter dirt and debris, and painting done on exposed wood if needed.
  • Check for missing shingles or flashing; replace if necessary.
  • Check for loose railing or wobbly steps; clean with pressure washer and apply stain/sealant.
  • Schedule your lawn service to perform a general cleanup of the yard and arrange for regular lawn care.
  • Test run your sprinkler system - if there is a problem, call your professional to fix it before it is needed.
  • Call a pest control company to spray for insects such as wasps, ants, spiders and mosquitoes.
  • Call a professional to conduct a check of your system before using it.
  • Drain water and sludge and refill; have serviced by a plumber if needed.
  • Use a blow dryer to check for cracks and seal with caulk to increase energy savings.
  • Check screens for rips or holes; mend or replace as needed.
  • Test and replace batteries if needed.
  • Have tanks checked and filled in preparation for cold weather.
  • Have a tree service take down any dead limbs and trim branches touching structures. Mulch garden, flowerbeds and plants in preparation for winter.
  • Check driveways, sidewalks and foundations for cracks. Call a professional to mend them before freezing weather arrives.
  • Turn off taps and drain pipes and hoses.
  • Have a professional service your furnace before using it.
  • Have a chimney sweeping service clean the flue.
  • Check for any cracks and stuff steel wool into holes to deter rodents
  • Caulk cracks and replace weather-stripping if needed.
  • Lay in enough dry goods and bottled water in case of emergency in areas where major snowfall or power outages can occur.
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