SUMMER

Since summer brings about warmer months, it’s a good time to catch up on some of the things on the home maintenance checklist that require nice weather (ie. outdoor inspection). Here are several tasks you should complete during the warm summer months.

• Replace air conditioning and heating system filters
• Test the hot water heater pressure valve (carefully!)
• Check the walkways and driveway for any settling or cracks
• Make sure the vent on the hot water heater and dryer are free of debris
• Check out the roof to ensure there are no loose shingles or other damage
• Look for cracks in siding, trim, door frames, and window frames
• Check for any subsidence (caving in or sinking ground) near foundation
• Look for cracks in the walls or masonry
• Make sure downspouts and gutters are cleaned

FALL

The fall is a great time to start getting prepared for winter. You want your home in good shape so it can stand up to the colder winter months without a problem. Follow this home maintenance checklist to get everything done in the fall.

• Have the air conditioning and heating system serviced
• Look for leaks or problems in your plumbing. Make repairs, if needed
• Remove and store window installed air conditioners
• Check the seals on your doors and windows
• Ensure unvented gas heaters have the proper ventilation
• Change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries
• Check all electrical wiring for fraying, cracking or unusual wear
• Make sure downspouts and gutters are cleaned

By taking a little time to follow your home maintenance checklist you can help protect the value—the equity—of your home. Maintenance and cleaning are key to keeping your investment and your family safe. Keep this home maintenance checklist on hand so that you’ll be sure you stay on top of everything your home and property needs each season.

And, every season can be the right time to be thinking about green livingand maintaining your home in an environmentally responsible way. See how easy it can be by following the free advice offered here!

Listed below are other upkeep and maintenance projects we’ve been asked to address. New ones will be added as they come to our attention. If you have any suggestions, please send them here!

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