Homeowners Monthly Maintenance Checklist

Many new homeowners do not consider going through a monthly home maintenance checklist. Neither do they budget for the time nor labor required for the maintenance of a home. By keeping up with a few regular tasks around the home you can avoid many future headaches as well as spending excessive amounts of money on repairs.

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To make these tasks more efficiently accessible, we have split it up for you into a monthly maintenance checklist.

January

  • Replace furnace filters
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Clean out and vacuum refrigerator Coils
  • Clean out garbage disposal unit
  • Inspect basement for leaks and clean out area

February

  • Inspect caulking in bathroom around showers and bathtubs
  • Repair wall damage, touch ups, repaint
  • Check home for icicles and ice dams
  • Inspect and clean range hood fan
  • Check water softener if required

March

  • Inspect roofing for leaks and loose or missing shingles
  • Inspect exterior of home for drainage
  • Service air conditioning for summer
  • Repair or replace damaged window screens
  • Flush out the hot water heater and sediment build up

April

  • Clean out gutters and downspouts, remove debris and leaves
  • Clear out dead plants and shrubs from the home
  • Clean out debris from window wells
  • Flush toilets and run water in unused spaces
  • Oil garage door tracks

May

  • Professional service inspection and pump of septic tank
  • Check outdoor lighting and clean out covers
  • Trim trees, shrubs, bushes in garden
  • Maintain the yard growth
  • Fertilize lawns

June

  • Remove lint from dryer vents and exhaust
  • Wash windows and siding with a power washer
  • Clean out the garage
  • Inspect home plumbing for leaks, clean out aerators
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

July

  • Inspect locks and deadbolts on all doors and windows
  • Remove and clean window screens
  • Maintain yard growth
  • Clean deck and patio, repair if required
  • Flush outdoor water faucets

August

  • Inspect basement for water and moisture problems
  • Repair cracks or gaps in driveway and walkways
  • Inspect home for pests and insects, ants, termites
  • Clean out garbage disposal unit

winter home maintenace checklist

September

  • Winterize the air conditioning system
  • Prepare heating system for winter
  • Install weatherstripping on doors and windows
  • Flush out hot water heater
  • Fertilize lawns

October

  • Test home sump pump
  • Inspect water softener if required
  • Clean out gutters and downspouts
  • Replace furnace filters
  • Store or cover outdoor furniture

November

  • Clean and inspect home chimney
  • Clean home carpets
  • Check exhaust ducts are clear of debris
  • Inspect fire extinguishers
  • Check and clean out kitchen exhaust hood and filters

December

  • Inspect home for icicles and ice dams
  • Remove shower heads and clean out sediment
  • Inspect hoses on dishwasher, icemaker, and washing machine for leaks
  • Check toilets and sinks for leaks