Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Regular home maintenance is crucial to ensure the safety and comfort of your living space. Summer weather is ideal for inspections, repairs and cleaning. Use this checklist to stay on top of regular upkeep both inside and outside your home!

Interior Maintenance

  • Schedule a professional HVAC inspection and maintenance as needed.
  • Clean or replace HVAC system air filters.
  • Ensure the water heater is functioning properly.
  • Flush the tank to remove sediment buildup.
  • Inspect sump pump and test regularly.
  • Inspect water softener, ice maker and dishwasher water supplies and drains.
  • Check for leaks in faucets, toilets and under sinks.
  • Inspect and clean any clogged drains.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if needed.
  • Check fire extinguishers and ensure they are accessible.
  • Clean fireplace flues (if applicable).
  • Review and update emergency plans and kits.
  • Check basement and crawl spaces for moisture, mold or foundation cracks.

Exterior Maintenance

  • Inspect the roof for damaged or missing shingles and repair as needed.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Ensure they are securely attached and drain properly.
  • Check for leaks or water damage on the roof and around chimneys.
  • Inspect exterior siding for cracks, rot or damage.
  • Repair or replace as needed. Ensure grill is placed away from home and siding when in use.
  • Touch up any chipped or peeling exterior paint.
  • Pressure wash siding, decks and patios.
  • Inspect landscaping and lawn to confirm that there is a slope away from the foundation for water drainage.
  • Trim trees and bushes away from the house to prevent damage and pests.
  • Inspect and repair any decks or patios. Clean and seal wooden surfaces to protect against the elements.
  • Inspect and repair driveways and walkways for cracks or damage.
  • Clear debris, clean and reseal asphalt or concrete surfaces.
  • Check windows and doors for proper sealing and insulation. Replace weatherstripping if needed.
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