Home Maintenance Schedule

Grounds and Yard Spring Fall  Annually As Needed
 Drain outside water lines and hoses.    x    
 Clean area wells, window wells, and storm drains  x  x    
Check driveways and sidewalks for cracks, yard for settlement and soil erosion.  x      
Check safety and reversing mechanism on electric garage door operators, adust if neeeded.      x  


Doors and Windows Spring Fall Annually As Needed
Check doors, windows, and trim for finish failure  x      
Check glazed openings for loose putty.  x      
Check for broken glass and damaged screens.  x      
Check and lubricate sindow hardware.      x  
Check weatherstripping for damge and tightness of fit.  x  x    
Check caulking at doors, windows, and all other openings and joints between dissimilar materials (like wood and masontry)  x      


Exterior Walls  Spring Fall Annually As Needed
Check masonry for cracks and loose joints.  x      
Check painted surfaces for paint failure  x      
Check siding and trim for damage and decay.  x      


Roof Spring Fall Annually As Needed
Check for damaged or loose shingles, blistered roofing.  x      
Check underside of roof where accessible for water stains or dampness  x      
Check for damaged flashing.  x      
Check for damaged gutters, downspouts, hangers, strainers, and rust.  x      
Clean gutters and downspouts.        x
Sweep debris from flat and low slope roofs.      x  
Evaluate roof for future replacement.      x  
Check vents, louvers, chimney caps and housings for bird nests, ect.  x  x    
Check fascias and soffits for paint failure and decay.  x      
Check antenna buy wires and supports.      x  
Check masonry chimneys  x      


Interior Surfaces  Spring Fall Annually  As Needed
Check all joints in ceramic tile, laminated plastic, and similar surfaces.  x  x    
check grouting around tubs, showers and sinks  x  x    


Floors Spring Fall Annually As Needed
Check for wear and damage, particularly where one material meets another.      x  
Evaluate for replacement or refinishing      x  


Plumbing Spring Fall  Annual As Needed
Check flush valves, faucets, hose bibs, and supply and drainage piping, including those in basement and/or crawl space      x  
Check septic tank        x
Check water heater      x  


Electrical Systems Spring Fall Annual As Needed
Check condition of lamp cords, extension cords, and plugs.  Replace at first sign of wear or damage.  x  x    
Check exposed and overhead wiring for damage and missing insulation.  Replace or repair as needed.      x  
If fuses blow or breakers trip frequently, call an electrician to locate the cause and make repairs.        x
If you feel a slight shock or tingling from touching any appliance, disconnect it and make repairs.        x
Test ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI's)  x  x