Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist

Homeowner’s can save substantially on home repair costs with some basic periodic maintenance. This seasonal list identifies steps you can take by season and includes monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual maintenance items in an easy to use checklist format.

 

 

Winter

December

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

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January

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

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☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

February

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

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☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

 

Quarterly

☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ Test garage door auto-reverse feature

☐ Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces

☐ Check water softener, add salt if needed

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Biannually

☐ Give your house a deep clean

☐ Vacuum your refrigerator coils

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Annually

☐ Regularly check for ice dams and icicles

☐ Test your electricity to the extent that you can

☐ Tighten any handles, knobs, racks, etc.

☐ Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows

☐ Check caulking around showers and bathtubs; repair as needed

☐ Remove showerheads and clean sediment

☐ Deep clean and inspect the basement

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Spring

March

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

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☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

April

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

May

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

 

Quarterly

☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ Test garage door auto-reverse feature

☐ Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces

☐ Check water softener, add salt if needed

☐ _____________________________________________________________

☐ _____________________________________________________________

Biannually

☐ Test your water heater’s pressure relief valve

☐ Replace batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

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☐ _____________________________________________________________

Annually

☐ Check the exterior drainage

☐ Clean out gutters

☐ Inspect the exterior of your home

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

☐ Repair/replace damaged window screens

☐ Clear dead plants/shrubs from the house

☐ Check trees for interference with electric lines

☐ Inspect roofing for damage, leaks, etc.

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Summer

June

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

July

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

August

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

 

Quarterly

☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ Test garage door auto-reverse feature

☐ Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces

☐ Check water softener, add salt if needed

☐ _____________________________________________________________

☐ _____________________________________________________________

Biannually

☐ Give your house a deep clean

☐ Vacuum your refrigerator coils

☐ _____________________________________________________________

☐ _____________________________________________________________

Annually

☐ Check grout in bathrooms, kitchen, etc.; repair as needed

☐ Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets

☐ Take care of any insect problems you may have

☐ Clean and repair deck/patio as needed

☐ Clean out window wells of debris

☐ Check and clean dryer vent, other exhaust vents to exterior of home

☐ Clean garage

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☐ _____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Fall

September

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

October

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

November

 

☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters

☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal

☐ Clean range hood filters

☐ Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

☐ _______________________________________

 

Quarterly

☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ Test garage door auto-reverse feature

☐ Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces

☐ Check water softener, add salt if needed

☐ _____________________________________________________________

☐ _____________________________________________________________

Biannually

☐ Test your water heater’s pressure relief valve

☐ Replace batteries in smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

☐ _____________________________________________________________

☐ _____________________________________________________________

Annually

☐ Flush hot water heater and remove sediment

☐ Winterize air conditioning system

☐ Get heating system ready for winter

☐ Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets

☐ Get chimney cleaned

☐ Test sump pump

☐ Check driveway/pavement for cracks

☐ Buy winter gear

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