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Home Maintenance Checklist Printable

Home Maintenance Checklist Printable

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Stay on top of regular home maintenance tasks, and you'll avoid costly repairs. Here's a home maintenance checklist that you can use to get the job done:

Monthly

Clean or replace HVAC filters
Clean kitchen drain/garbage disposal

Spring

Install fresh batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Test and dust all detectors.
Inspect bathroom and kitchen caulk. Recaulk as needed
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Schedule air conditioning inspection
Check fire extinguishers
Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
Clean and seal deck (if needed)
Inspect exterior paint and touch up as needed
Inspect siding/masonry for damage
Remove storm windows, and install screens
Repair/replace damaged window screens
Inspect roof for damage
Inspect attic for leaks
Inspect outdoor play equipment
Clean gutters
Prune spring-flowering shrubs after they bloom
Prune summer-flowering shrubs before they bloom
Schedule yearly septic tank inspection

Summer

Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Reverse ceiling fans
Inspect your foundation for drainage problems (clogged downspouts, grading issues, etc.)
Inspect basement/crawl space for moisture issues
Inspect for insect activity (termites, ants, wood bees, etc.)

Fall

Install fresh batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Test and dust all detectors
Check fire extinguishers
Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
Drain sediment from hot water heater
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Insulate exposed pipes as needed
Schedule furnace inspection
Remove (or cover) window air conditioners
Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned
Remove screens and install storm windows
Turn off outdoor water supply, and store hoses
Inspect roof for damage
Clean gutters
Inspect caulk around windows and doors. Recaulk as needed
Trim trees and shrubs away from house
Inspect deck for any nails or screws that may be popping up
Cover or store outdoor furniture

Winter

Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
Test GFCI outlets
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Clean dryer vent
Check sinks and toilets for leaks
Inspect hoses on washing machine, dishwasher and icemaker for leaks
Change direction of ceiling fans
Test sump pump

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