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Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist: The Ultimate Guide to Preserving Your Home’s Value and Condition Year-Round

Tackling a home maintenance checklist may not be everyone’s ideal way to spend a weekend, but for most homeowners, it’s an essential task to protect their most significant investment. By staying on top of routine maintenance, you can avoid costly repair bills and keep your home in top shape.

Home maintenance can be especially challenging for first-time homeowners who are used to landlords taking care of these tasks. However, by breaking it down into manageable monthly and seasonal to-dos, you can stay on top of the necessary maintenance and keep your home running smoothly all year long.

By checking off monthly maintenance tasks and working through your seasonal to-do list, you can ensure your home remains in excellent condition throughout the year.

Monthly tasks:

  • Vacuum heat registers and vents
  • Vacuum heat registers and vents
  • Test smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
  • Inspect electrical cords for wear
  • Clean garbage disposals
  • Clean faucet aerators and showerheads
  • Inspect the exterior of your home

Seasonal tasks:

  • Spring: Inspect trees, clean gutters, freshen exterior paint, check the HVAC, clean ducts and vents, wash the house, check the deck, update pest control contracts, and fertilize your lawn, trees, and shrubs
  • Summer: Water plants and foliage, check your sprinkler system, oil the garage door opener, check for leaks around toilets and dishwashers, prune trees and shrubs, and seal tile grout in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Fall: Fertilize your garden, clean gutters, check the chimney, service your HVAC, clean the dryer vent, flush the hot water heater, seal air leaks, drain in-ground sprinkler systems, and wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes
  • Winter: Cover your air-conditioning unit, clean refrigerator and freezer coils, inspect the roof, gutters, and downspouts after storms, and monitor pipes to prevent freezing

By following this comprehensive home maintenance guide, you’ll protect your real estate investment and enjoy a well-maintained home throughout the year.

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