• Monthly

    -Replace furnace filter, this will help to regulate the temperature in your home as well as prolong the life of your furnace.

    -Check the water softener and replenish salt if needed.

    -Clean faucet aerators and shower heads to remove mineral deposits.

    -Inspect tub and sink drains for debris; unclog.

    -Test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and all ground-fault circuit interrupters.

    -Vacuum HVAC registers.

    -Check that eves and outdoor air vents are not blocked.

    -Flush out hot water from the water heater to remove accumulated sediment.

    -Clean the garbage disposal by grinding ice cubes, then flushing with hot water and baking soda.

  • Spring

    -Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.

    -Clean window and door screens.

    -Polish wood furniture, and dust light fixtures.

    -Refinish the deck.

    -Power-wash windows and siding.

    -Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.

    -Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

    -Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank.

    -Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration.

    -Vacuum lint from dryer vent.

    -Inspect chimney for damage.

    -Repair or replace caulking and weather stripping around windows, doors, and mechanicals.

    -Remove insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads.

    -Have air-conditioning system serviced.

    -Drain or flush water heater.

    -Fertilize your lawn.

  • Summer

    -Oil garage-door opener and chain, garage door, and all door hinges.

    -Remove lint from inside and outside washer hoses and dryer vents.

    -Clean kitchen exhaust fan filter.

    -Clean refrigerator and freezer coils and empty and clean drip trays.

    -Check dishwasher for leaks.

    -Check around kitchen and bathroom cabinets and around toilets for leaks.

    -Replace interior and exterior faucet and shower head washers if needed.

    -Seal tile grout.

    -Prune trees and shrubs.

  • Fall

    -Rake leaves and aerate the lawn.

    -Have HVAC system inspected by a professional.

    -Check fireplace for damage or hazards, and clean fireplace flues.

    -Seal cracks and gaps in windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping; replace if necessary.

    -Touch up exterior siding and trim with paint.

    -Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.

    -Power-wash windows and siding.

    -Repair window screens

    -Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.

    -Mend cracks and gaps in the driveway and walkway.

    -Drain and winterize exterior plumbing.

    -Have fireplace professionally inspected.

    -Tune up major home appliances before the holidays.

    -Repair or replace siding.

    -Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

    -Clean the carpets.

    -Clean window and door screens.

    -Vacuum lint from dryer vent.

    -Inspect exterior door hardware; fix squeaky handles and loose locks.

    -Check for frayed cords and wires.

    -Drain and store hoses, and drain in-ground sprinkler systems.

    -Wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages.

    -Check water heater for leaks.

  • Winter

    -Cover your air-conditioning unit.

    -Check basement for leaks during thaws.

    -Inspect the roof, gutters, and downspouts for damage after storms.

    -Vacuum refrigerator and freezer coils and empty and clean drip trays.

    -Clean drains in sinks, tubs, showers, and dishwashers.