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Moving In: Maintenance Tips

These recommendations are not intended to be all inclusive, but to provide ideas and examples as a starting point for minimal maintenance. We recommend you get specific maintenance recommendations for each item or system in your home from the actual manufacturer as recommendations vary by manufacturer. Read moreRead more


Basic Routine Home Maintenance Schedule

Clean or replace AC filter Monthly
Test smoke detector Monthly
Test GFCI & arc fault outlets Monthly
Check & replace range hood charcoal filter Quarterly
Check & maintain caulk at kitchen & bath counters Quarterly
Check & lubricate moving parts on overhead garage doors & tracks Quarterly
Check roof & gutters for debris buildup Quarterly
Check & maintain tile grout in showers Quarterly
Fertilize lawn & plants Quarterly
Check & adjust exterior door weather stripping & threshold Semi-annually
Check & maintain washing machine hoses & connections Semi-annually
Check & maintain dryer vent system for blockage Semi-annually
Check & lubricate window tracks and moving parts Semi-annually
Check & maintain all exterior caulk seals including doors, window, trim & hose bibbs Semi-annually
Verify main water shut off valve is accessible & functional Semi-annually
Check & maintain all drainage, swales, culverts & drain inlets Semi-annually
Check nuts & bolts on pull down stairs for tightness Semi-annually
Clean/Pressure wash exterior Yearly
Apply water seal to all exposed exterior treated wood Yearly
Have a qualified professional check & clean fireplace & chimney Yearly
Have AC system checked & serviced by a qualified professional Yearly
Check nuts & bolts on overhead garage door & tracks for tightness Yearly
Clean smoke detector Yearly
Renew termite inspection and warranty Yearly
Drain & flush water heater, verify operation of TPR valve Yearly
Check fire extinguisher certification expiration date Yearly
Verify AC condensation drain is flowing freely Spring
Check AC float switch for proper operation if air handler is in attic Spring
Disconnect & drain all exterior garden hoses Predicted freeze
Cover & protect plants from freezing Predicted freeze
Cover & protect backflow preventor from freezing Predicted freeze