Complete Home Maintenance Guide

Evelyn Long

Apr 10, 2024

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Monthly Home Maintenance

Quarterly Maintenance

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Annual Home Maintenance

  • Remove lint from dyer vent
  • Inspect and tighten hardware
  • Clean carpets
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Wipe down walls
  • Wash window screens
  • Pull out large appliance and furniture and clean underneath
  • Check for exterior damage
  • Inspect roof
  • Touch up exterior paint
  • Power wash exterior
  • Check for termite damage
  • Drain water heater
  • Get air conditioner serviced
  • Get sump pump professionally inspected

Home Maintenance Guide By the Seasons

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Fall Maintenance

  • Rake leaves
  • Seal cracks and gaps in windows and doors
  • Clean out gutters
  • Winterize exterior plumbing and drain outdoor faucets
  • Shut off exterior sprinklers and valves
  • Close and winterize pool

Winter Home Care

  • Reverse ceiling fans
  • Check for drafts around windows and doors
  • Set up mouse traps (as needed)
  • Insulate pipes
  • Remove snow from roof
  • Check roof for icicles and ice dams
  • Check snow removal tools and service as needed
  • Stock up on sidewalk salt and ice melt

Home Maintenance for Spring

  • Tune up lawnmower
  • Maintain garden equipment
  • Mulch flower beds
  • Add fertilizer and compost to garden
  • Plant annuals
  • Water new plants
  • Prune trees and shrubs
  • Remove dead plants or shrubs
  • Turn on sprinklers and valves
  • Apply repellant and poison to prevent bugs
  • Open pool
  • Check outdoor wiring and replace outdoor bulbs
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Summer Home Tips

  • Reverse ceiling fan
  • Power wash and reseal deck
  • Inspect and repair fence
  • Inspect and repair outdoor equipment
  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Refill cracks in driveway and sidewalks
  • Maintain pool (weekly)
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Home Maintenance to Follow Every Few Years

  • Replace smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Replace kitchen and bathroom faucets
  • Get termite inspections
  • Get heat ducts cleaned
  • Replace hot water heater
  • Replace caulking around windows and doors
  • Paint exterior

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