John Burke SRES Sales Representative
Royal LePage Connect Realty, Brokerage Independently owned and operated
Office: 416-751-6533Mobile: 416-409-0873

Home Maintenance Checklist

January 17, 2014 - Updated: January 17, 2014

Home Maintenance Checklist

 

 

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As a homeowner, it is fundamental that steps be taken to preserve the beauty and longevity of your investment. To help with this, the Build Ex team has compiled a list of things for you do to monthly, seasonally,  and yearly. This recommended maintenance schedule checklist can be seen below. Also remember to review warranty information for appliances to complete any other recommendations that the makers may suggest. 




Annually

Have carpets professionally cleaned and stain guard applied

 

Contact a professional to check and maintain the HVAC system, looking for leaks or obstructions

 

Apply a water seal to all exterior treated wood

 

Fertilize and prune trees

 

Closely inspect the exterior caulking and painting, touching up as needed

 

Review annual contract with pest control company and renew

 

Wash the entire exterior of the house

 

Inspect the washing machine hoses for leaks and dry rot, replacing the hoses and washers as needed.

 

Clean out the weep holes in brick veneer

 

Inspect and clean the fireplace flue

 

Drain the water heater

 

Tighten nuts and bolts on the garage door track

 


Quarterly

Clean gutters and downspouts, removing any debris from guttering or the roof

 

Inspect the exterior rails, entrances, and window headers for needed touch ups to paint or caulk

 

Oil moving parts on the garage door and track

 

Inspect grout in baths and replace as needed, to prevent leaks

 

Inspect caulking between walls and countertops

 

Check the crawl space for any standing water

 

Check the rang exhaust vent to ensure proper working order

 

Adjust/recaulk exterior thresholds

 


Monthly

Test and clean smoke detectors

 

Test GFI receptacles

 

Replace return air filters

 


Seasonally

During the colder weather, confirm that foundation vents are closed.  (Fall/Winter only)

 

Double check that all garden hoses are disconnected from the hose bib, to prevent freezing and breaking. (Fall/Winter only)

 

Turn off water to the exterior spigots (Fall/Winter only)

 

Remove any ice or snow buildup that may occur from the roof, to prevent leaks (Fall/Winter only)

 

Check the HVAC condensate drain to be sure that it is flowing when the system is turned on (Spring/Summer only)

 

Reseed and fertilize the lawn

 

Water shrubs daily (Spring/Summer only)

 

Prune shrubbery

 

Check the main water cut off valve, ensuring its accessible and operable

 

Inspect dry vent, removing any obstructions and securing the connection

 

Check the crawl space, making sure that there no standing water is present, all pipes and lines are insulated, intact, and secure.

 

Winterize the irrigation system to prevent freezing (Fall/Winter only)

 

Replace battery in smoke detector

 

 


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John Burke SRES Sales Representative
Royal LePage Connect Realty, Brokerage Independently owned and operated
1415 Kennedy Rd. Suite 22
Toronto, ON   M1P 2L6

Phone: 416-751-6533Mobile: 416-409-0873Fax: 416-751-7795
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