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Keep your new home beautiful!

These home maintenance tips add to the beauty of your new home – and also help protect it.

spring   Spring Checklist

  • 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
  • Fertilize your lawn, keep excess off of your concrete as this can stain the surface
  • Inspect Exterior Paint, Stain or Siding, Putty & Caulking
  • Clean Fins on Outside Air Conditioning 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
  • Review your home warranty manual

summer  Summer Checklist

  • 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 Air Conditioning Drain
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Lubricate Rollers and Guides on Garage Door and Opener
  • Fertilize your lawn, keep excess off of your concrete as this can stain the surface
  • Adequately water the lawn
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Review your home warranty manual

fall  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
  • Seed and feed lawn
  • Rake and Compost Leaves
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Inspect the Roof and Roof Vents
  • Review your home warranty manual

winter  Winter Checklist

  • Apply Pest Control (Annually)
  • Change Furnace Filter (Monthly)
  • Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Have Carpet Cleaned
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Lubricate door hinges, latches and harware
  • 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.
  • Drain Outside Faucets and Remove all Hoses
  • Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water Flow
  • Close the water upstream of your landscaping backflow valve and drain the landscaping piping to prevent freezing
  • Review your home warranty manual

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