ANNUAL MAINTENANCE LIST


Many people love new homes because of the very small amount of maintenance and upkeep that they require.  Still, there are a few tasks you should do throughout the year to make sure that everything stays in the best condition possible.

Here is a convenient annual maintenance checklist with our first time homeowners in mind as a guide for annual maintenance tasks. Take care of your new home, and it will be a sparkling castle for years to come.

  1. Clean disposalClean vent hood filter
  2. Check electrical cords, replace frayed or split
  3. Check HVAC filter (replace if dirty) 
  4. Check all doors and locks and tighten screws
  1. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  2. Check fire extinguisher, replace if needed
  3. Wash or vacuum curtains/window dressings
  4. Clean out dishwasher drain bin
  5. Clean vent hood filter
  1. Vacuum HVAC air registers
  2. Check smoke detectors(replace batteries if need)
  3. Clean aerators on faucets, nozzles and drains
  4. Check window weather stripping & operation
  5. Clean window screens & wellss
  6. Wash all windows, inside and out

  1. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  2. Cabinets – light coat of wax or lemon oil
  3. Reseal tile grout, if needed
  4. Test hot water heater pressure valve
  5. Check air conditioner drainage pipes
  1. Clean vent hood filter
  2. Flush hot water heater and remove sediment
  3. Check cabinet hinges for tightness & alignment
  4. Check plumbing for leaks, tighten supply lines/valves
  5. Check exterior doors lubrication & weather stripping
  1. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  2. Clean disposalCheck HVAC filter – replace if necessary
  3. Vacuum HVAC air supply & air return registers

  1. Clean vent hood filter
  2. Check all doors and locks – tighten screws
  3. Check for cracks in caulking & repair
  4. Clean & lubricate window tracks
  1. Clean disposal
  2. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  3. Check fire extinguisher, replace if needed
  4. Clean vent hood filter
  1. Check HVAC filter – replace? 
  2. Vacuum HVAC air supply & air return registers
  3. Check window weather stripping & operation
  4. Clean & lubricate window tracks
  5. Clean aerators on faucets, nozzles and drains

  1. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  2. Reseal tile grout, if needed
  3. Cabinets – light coat of wax or lemon oil
  4. Test hot water heater pressure valve
  5. Check smoke detectors, replace batteries if needed
  1. Clean disposalClean vent hood filter
  2. Clean inside of dishwasher
  3. Check heating system and have serviced if needed
  4. Weatherproof doors and windows
  1. Check HVAC outside unit – remove debris
  2. Clean disposal
  3. Check HVAC filter – replace if necessary
  4. Vacuum HVAC air supply & air return registers

 

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