1. Check and Clean Gutters:
Ensure proper drainage by removing leaves, debris, and dirt that can clog gutters and downspouts. This prevents water damage to your home's foundation and walls.
2. Inspect Roof:
Regularly inspect your roof for any damaged or missing shingles, as well as signs of leaks or water damage. Prompt repairs prevent more extensive issues.
3. Service HVAC System:
Schedule regular HVAC inspections and maintenance to ensure efficient operation, improve indoor air quality, and extend the system's lifespan.
4. Seal Windows and Doors:
Apply weatherstripping and caulk to seal gaps around windows and doors. This prevents drafts, reduces energy costs, and enhances comfort.
5. Trim Trees:
Trim branches that could potentially fall during storms, causing damage to your home or neighboring properties. Also, keep trees away from power lines to prevent hazards.
6. Maintain Lawn:
Regular mowing, proper watering, and addressing pest and weed issues contribute to a healthy and attractive lawn.
7. Inspect Foundation:
Check for cracks, settling, or shifting in the foundation. Addressing these issues early can prevent more severe structural problems.
8. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Test detectors monthly and replace batteries as needed. These devices provide vital early warnings in case of fire or carbon monoxide leaks.
9. Clean Chimney and Fireplace:
Regular chimney cleaning prevents dangerous buildup of creosote and ensures your fireplace operates safely and efficiently.
10. Inspect Plumbing:
Check for leaks, especially around faucets, pipes, and toilets. Addressing leaks promptly can prevent water damage and mold growth.
11. Service Garage Door:
Lubricate tracks, springs, and hinges, and ensure the automatic reversal safety feature is working properly.
12. Pressure Wash Exterior:
Use a pressure washer to clean siding, decks, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces. This enhances curb appeal and prevents degradation.
13. Inspect Electrical System:
Look for damaged outlets, switches, or wiring, and address any issues to prevent electrical hazards.
14. Maintain Deck/Patio:
Clean the surface, repair any damaged boards, and apply a protective sealant to extend the life of your outdoor spaces.
15. Check Insulation:
Ensure proper insulation in your attic and walls to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and reduce energy consumption.
16. Test Sprinkler System:
Run your sprinkler system to identify any leaks, clogs, or misaligned heads. Proper maintenance ensures effective irrigation.
17. Inspect Pools/Spas:
Regularly test water quality, clean filters, and maintain pool/spa equipment to ensure safe and enjoyable use.