Seasonal Maintenances

There are important things you should always check ever season change. Each maintenance is broken up for every season in lists.

fall home cleaning

Fall/Autumn

With fall getting ready to turn its head, I decided to start with Fall first.

  • Flush your water heater and remove any sediment.
  • Store all air conditioners and if you have central air cover the unit up.
  • Get your heater system ready for winter.
  • Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets.
  • If you have a chimney, get it cleaned.
  • Test your sump pump.
  • Check your driveway for cracks.
  • Get ready for winter and buy some gear.

Winter

  • Regularly check for icicles and ice dams.
  • Check your electricity – outlets – to the best of your ability.┬áBe very careful when doing this.
  • Tighten any handles and knobs.
  • Check all of your locks and deadbolts.
  • Repair all of the caulking in your shower and bathtubs, if needed.
  • Clean any sediment when removing showerheads.
  • If you have a basement, deep clean and inspect it. You have to make sure your basement it clean at all times. Your basement is your number one storage place – especially if you don’t have an attic – and you can just throw things in there willy-nilly, and it can get piled up.

cleaning gutter

Spring

  • Check for exterior damage. Make sure your home is going to be ready for the rainfall you may see during spring.
  • Clean out your gutters or if you can’t do it yourself, hire someone to do it for you.
  • Get air conditioning ready for summer.
  • Repair or replace all damaged window screens.
  • Clean dead plants and shrubs from around your home.
  • Inspect your roof and repair any damages that winter may have brought to your roof.

Summer

  • Check for grout in your bathroom and kitchen. If you need to fix anything, change it.
  • Inspect plumbing for leaks and clean faucets.
  • Inspect for insects and fix any problems before they get worse.
  • Clean your deck and patio. Repair any damage if necessary.
  • Check and clean all vents that can lead to the exterior of your home.
  • Last but not least, clean your garage.