Seasonal Home Care Tips


Spring Checklist

Take these steps to keep your new home in tiptop shape, and to freshen it up each Spring:

  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • 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
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Inspect Exterior Paint, Stain or Siding, Putty & Caulking
  • 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
  • Re-Seal Wood Fences

Summer Checklist

Summertime is the time to look over your home and check off the following items:

  • Change Air Conditioner Intake Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Use Wood Conditioner on All Wood Cabinets
  • Inspect Backsplash Caulking and Re-Caulk as Needed
  • Lubricate Door Hinges with Silicone Spray
  • Monitor Secondary A/C Drain
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Lubricate Rollers & Guides on Garage Door & Opener
  • Water Foundation to Maintain Constant Moisture in Dry Seasons
  • Seed and Feed Lawn
  • Deep Water Shrubs and Trees
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow

Fall Checklist

  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • 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
  • Water Foundation to Maintain Constant Moisture in Dry Seasons
  • Rake and Compost Leaves
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Inspect the Roof and Roof Vents

Winter Checklist

  • Apply Pest Control (Annually)
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • 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
  • Seed and Feed Lawn
  • Drain Outside Faucets and Remove all Hoses
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow

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