SEASONAL HOME CARE TIPS

Keep your home running smoothly:

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

Take care of these items in the fall to prepare for the colder weather:


• 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

This final checklist will ensure that your home was properly cared for throughout the year:


• 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