Home Maintenance May

Home Maintenance 

Did you know that deferred maintenance is one of the biggest reasons homeowners end up with big repair costs?

Some of these may be good for family activities or kids may be looking for something to do during summer break.

Home Maintenance Checklist: 

☐ Change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters & behind / under fridge

☐ Inspect exterior and touch up paint on siding & trim

☐ Get your air conditioning system ready for summer; consider servicing

☐ Check & clean gutters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher

☐  Clear dead plants/shrubs from the house

☐ Check trees for interference with electric lines

☐ Repair/replace damaged window screens

☐ Inspect roofing for damage, leaks, etc.

☐ Check & repair sprinkler system.


☐ Give your house a deep clean

☐ Test garage door auto-reverse feature

☐ Check water softener, add salt if needed

☐ Test  water heater pressure relief valve

☐ Replace Unit/batteries: smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets

If you only do 5 maintenance tasks for your home each month, here are the ones that we recommend you do that will make the biggest difference,  keep your home looking nice, save on your energy bill, and help you save money in the future. 

It can be intimidating to think about these various tasks, especially if you’re a new homeowner. It’s a long list — there’s no denying that. The good news is that you can do the majority of it on your own without much experience. Google is your best friend, and if you really get stuck, call up your local handyman to help you out.

In order to maximize your efficiency and actually get all of these tasks done we will be sending you an updated list periodically.