Home Maintenance Guide

 

 

ROOF SYSTEM                                                                                                 DATE PERFORMED

 

Check for loose / missing or damaged shingles             _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____   

 

Improper / poor drainage                                                   _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Remove / evaluate antenna                                              _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Cut overhanging tree branches                                         _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Clean gutters / storm sewers                                              _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check / repair leaky gutters / downspouts                      _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check / re-flash all penetrations & skylights                  _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check chimney for damage / loose bricks                    

And flue for damage / birds nests                                    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check wood fascias / soffits for decay. Repaint

As necessary.                                                                        _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

 

EXTERIOR                                                                                                          DATE PERFORMED

 

Scrape / prime and paint wood exterior surfaces          _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Tuck point / mortar masonry components                    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure grading is sloped away from the house

And foundation.                                                                  _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Caulk and paint windows                                                  _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Apply preservative to wood deck / porch

Members                                                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Fill concrete cracks with an expandable sealant           _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check stairs / handrailings                                                 _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check garage for moisture / water penetration             _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check safety reverse on garage door opener                 _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

 

CENTRAL COOLING                                                                                       DATE PERFORMED

 

Ensure the exterior unit (compressor and condenser)

Are level and coils are clean                                              _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Replace the insulation on the refrigerant lines               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check air handler for leaks from the evaporator          _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

FOUNDATION / STRUCTURE                                                                       DATE PERFORMED

 

Tuck point block / masonry components                       _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check basement / crawl space areas for

Water penetration                                                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Re-check patched / repaired areas for

Movement / water penetration                                         _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check walls for further movement / widening

Of cracks                                                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check structural members for damage,

Moisture and movement                                                   _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check sub-floor under bathrooms

And kitchen areas                                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

HEATING SYSTEM                                                                                          DATE PERFORMED

 

Change furnace filter monthly                                         _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Have furnace serviced annually                                      _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Replace oil furnace filter and nozzles                             _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure supply and return ducts are sealed                     _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check chimney / vent pipe for debris and

Proper connection                                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure combustibles are kept away from

Furnace and flue pipe                                                         _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Clean humidifier / change filter                                        _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

PLUMBING SYSTEM                                                                                       DATE PERFORMED

 

Check supply pipes for leaks / corrosion                        _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Drain water heater from drain valve quarterly              _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check drain pipes for corrosion / leaks                           _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check sink traps for corrosion / leaks                             _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Drain exterior water supply pipes prior to winter           _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Have septic system checked / cleaned

every two years                                                                    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check water heaters for corrosion                                   _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure water pipes in crawl space are insulated            _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____                                   

 

 

ELECTRIC SERVICE                                                                                      DATE PERFORMED

 

Label main service disconnect                                          _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check receptacles / switches for damage

And loose connections / boxes                                         _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

“Exercise” all circuit breakers quarterly                          _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Examine all extension cords. Replace as necessary     _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Examine branch circuits for damage                              _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check main service cable for fraying / damage            _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

NOTE: ALL ELECTRICAL REPAIRS SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN

 

 

INTERIOR                                                                                                           DATE PERFORMED

 

Examine underside of roof deck for moisture                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure vents are not obstructed                                       _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Check grout and caulking in baths / laundry

Rooms and kitchens                                                           _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure GFCI’s (Ground Fault Circuit

Interrupters) are installed in the locations noted

The home inspection report                                               _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

Ensure windows and doors are sealing properly            _____    _____    _____    _____    _____    _____

 

 

 

 

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW AND LABEL…….

 

 

_____ The location of the main electric service disconnect and how to disengage the power.

 

_____ The location and how to turn off the main water shut off valve

 

_____ The location of the main gas shut off valve

 

_____ Where a operable fire extinguisher is located

 

_____ Location of the gas meter

 

_____ Location of electric meter

 

_____ Location of water meter

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