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Seasonal Maintenance Checklist

Keep your new home striking! These seasonal home maintenance tips keep up the attractiveness of your new home and also help protect it. Make sure to review your home warranty manual.

Fall

  • Change Furnace Filter
  • Inspect the Roof and Roof Vents
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Clean Aerators on Faucets and Shower Heads
  • Inspect Weather-stripping on All Doors
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Inspect Furnace for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Dryer Vent for Lint and Debris
  • Seed and feed lawn
  • Water Foundation to Maintain Constant Moisture in Dry Seasons
  • Rake and Compost Leaves
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow

Winter

  • Seed and Feed Lawn
  • Drain Outside Faucets and Remove all Hoses
  • Change Furnace Filter
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Apply Pest Control
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Lubricate door hinges, latches, and hardware
  • Use Wood Conditioner on All Wood Cabinets
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Re-Caulk Control Joints in Driveway
  • Keep garage door closed to cut down heat loss
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow

Spring

  • Inspect Exterior Paint, Stain or Siding, Putty & Caulking
  • Clean Aerators on Faucets and Shower Heads
  • Inspect Air-Conditioning Unit for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Change Furnace Filter
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Fertilize your lawn, keep excess off of your concrete as this can stain the surface
  • Clean Fins on Outside AC Condensing Unit
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Check for Evidence of Termites
  • Inspect the Roof and Roof Vents


Summer

  • Seed and Feed Lawn
  • Drain Outside Faucets and Remove all Hoses
  • Change Furnace Filter
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Apply Pest Control
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Lubricate door hinges, latches, and hardware
  • Use Wood Conditioner on All Wood Cabinets
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Re-Caulk Control Joints in Driveway
  • Keep garage door closed to cut down heat loss
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow

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