Maintaining Your House \”Seasonal Tasks\”

Every season has its maintenance requirements. Performing regular preventive maintenance will preserve your home’s value and avoid potentially costly repairs. To view seasonal preventive maintenance tasks for your home, click on the appropriate season.

 

Spring

Tasks                                                                                                              Helpful Videos

  • Lubricate Rollers & Guides on Garage Door & Opener                Lubricate Rollers & Guides on Garage Doors Video
  • Seed and Feed Lawn                                                                            Seed and Feed Lawns
  • Test GFCI receptacles                                                                         Testing GFCI outlet Video
  • Use Wood Conditioner on All Wood Cabinets                               Using wood Conditioner Video
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)                                                     Changing your A/C and Furnace Filter
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow                   What is a Swale
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors                            Checking smoke and carbon monoxide detector
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts                                                        Cleaning Gutter and Downspouts Video
  • Inspect Air-Conditioning Unit for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed               Re-Caulking exterior openings video
  • Inspect Exterior Paint, Stain or Siding, Putty & Caulking
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Weather stripping on All Doors
  • Inspect Dryer Vent for Lint and Debris
  • Lubricate Door Hinges with Silicone Spray
Summer
  • Re-Caulk Control Joints in Driveway
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Clean Fireplace and Chimney
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Downspouts & Splashblocks for Proper Drainage Away from home
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-caulk as Needed
Winter
  • Rake and Compost Leaves
  • Seed and Feed Lawn
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Check for Ground Settlement Around Foundation and Fill Where Needed
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Lubricate Door Hinges with Silicone Spray
  • Clean Gutters and Downspouts
  • Drain Outside Faucets and remove All Hoses
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Furnace for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-caulk as Needed
  • Inspect the Roof and Roof Vents
  • Inspect Dryer Vent for Lint and Debris
Fall
  • Test Alarm System (if applicable)
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Clean Aerators on Faucets and Shower Heads
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-caulk as Needed