House Maintenance Schedule
 

Item to be checked

Monthly

Every
3 months

Every
6 months

Exterior

1. Roof: Visually check shingles from ground. Watch for missing shingles or broken pieces. Check gutters and downspouts.

YES

2. Gutters and downspouts: Check and remove any debris to assure unobstructed water flow away from foundation.

YES

3. Veneer or siding: With brick, watch for deteriorating bricks or masonry. For siding, watch for warping or rot. Check all painted surfaces.

YES

4. Windows and doors: Check caulking around doors and windows, glazing around window panes.

YES

5. Lawn and garden: Watch for accumulation of tree limbs, branches, debris that can attract wood eating insects.

YES

6. Asphalt Driveways: Check for cracks or deterioration. Reseal if necessary.

YES

7. Heating and cooling: Make sure outside unit is unobstructed. Clean unit with garden hose.

YES

Item to be checked

 Monthly

 Every 3 months

 Every 6 months

Interior

1. Attic: Examine for evidence of any leaks

YES

2. Baths: Check for evidence of any leaks, especially around toilets and under sinks (vinyl tile will usually discolor if water is getting underneath it). Check grout on any ceramic tile.

YES

3. Kitchen: Check for leaks under sink and around dishwasher. Check burner operation on stove. Check grout on any ceramic tile.

YES

4. Kitchen: Clean dust from refrigerator condenser (rear of unit).

YES

5. Heating and Cooling System: Change filter, check coils for buildup

YES

6. Heating and Cooling System: Professional check and “tune up” before the heating and cooling seasons.

YES

7. Water Heater: Check for signs of leaks.

YES

8. Water Heater: Drain to remove any sediment. In areas with hard water, drain every 3 months.

YES

9. Smoke Detectors: Check operation

YES

10. Smoke Detectors: Change batteries

 YES

11. Basement or crawl space: Check for cracks or any sign of dampness or leaks. Check for any evidence of termites or wood eating insects.

 YES

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