• Inspect HVAC and furnace filters; replace every 2-3 months

  • Clean range hood filters

  • Check water softener

  • Look for leaks around toilets and sinks

  • Inspect sink drains and remove any clogs

  • Vacuum heat registers and vents

  • Clean garbage disposal



  • Deep clean

  • Test pressure relief valve on water heater

  • Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Vacuum refrigerator coils (depending on age of fridge)




  • Service your A/C

  • Check gutters and drainage

  • Roof inspection

  • Test your sump pump

  • Check grout in bathroom and kitchen

  • Check windows and screens

  • Inspect sidewalks, walkways, and driveway

  • Power-wash siding

  • Seed and fertilize lawn

  • Inspect kids’ play equipment



  • Clean ducts

  • Sweep chimney

  • Get heating systems ready

  • Clean clothes dryer vent

  • Clean garage

  • Inspect decks

  • Check your siding

  • Test lawn irrigation

  • Prune trees and shrubs



  • Winterize A/C

  • Flush and store hoses

  • Check gutters and drainage

  • Drain hot water heater

  • Look for signs of pests

  • Aerate the lawn

  • Seal cracks and gaps in windows

  • Power-wash siding

  • Rake and remove leaves

  • Fix driveway cracks or gaps

  • Clean window and door screens

  • Fix squeaky door handles or loose hinges

  • Insulate exposed pipes

  • Cover and store outdoor furniture



  • Break icicles

  • Watch for ice dams

  • Check for drafts

  • Remove showerheads and clean

  • During thaws, check basement for leaks 

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