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Spring home maintenance checklist

  • Check outdoor paint for peeling, cracking and coverage
  • Inspect attic for insulation and leak stains
  • Inspect weather stripping, thresholds, transitions, and windows
  • Inspect exterior trim, gutters, and downspouts
  • Review storage area and move temperature sensitive material to warmer areas
  • Drain outdoor faucets and winterize hoses and spigots
  • Clean gutters
  • Remove screens and install storm windows
  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, if needed change batteries.
  • Tighten handrails and grab bars
  • Summer home maintenance checklist

  • Clean and adjust ceiling fans
  • Change hose and nozzle washers start up and check for leaks
  • Remove storm windows & install screens
  • Trim and shape shrubbery
  • General exterior cleanup
  • Clean, inspect and reattach gutters as required
  • Change indoor air filters
  • Tighten screws and nails on decks and patios
  • Clean and seal all decks and railings
  • Seal cracks in concrete
  • Sharpen lawnmower blades
  • Repair drywall dings and use touch–up paint
  • Clean out fridge condenser coils and drip pan
  • Start up sprinklers and check each zone
  • Turn on exterior house faucets
  • Inspect chimney cap and masonry
  • Fall home maintenance checklist

  • Seal, patch blacktop drive
  • Check, tighten and adjust fences, gates and doors
  • Fill all sinks, drain and check for leaks
  • Check toilet for leaks
  • Change indoor air filters
  • Check and tighten all light fixtures, wall plugs and wall switches
  • Align and adjust all cabinet doors
  • Check trim and woodwork for scratches, cracks or pulling away
  • Flush hot water heater and refill
  • Check crawl–space for moisture and leaks
  • Check and clean air registers and grills
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Clean dryer vents and exhaust vents
  • Inspect roof for missing shingles and gaps around pipes and corners
  • Check linoleum for rips, tears and curling
  • Check for erosion or shifting around house
  • Bury any exposed sprinkler, wiring or cable lines
  • Wash windows
  • Winter home maintenance checklist

  • Turn on and test gas ?replaces
  • Hang “seasonal” lighting
  • Check all pipes to prevent freezing
  • Set floor registers and grills to maximize airflow
  • Tighten handrails and grab bars
  • Check appliance cords, plugs and fixtures for damage or overload
  • Test GFCI’s for functionality and safety
  • Home safety check: trip hazards, loose carpet, loose steps, concrete, hanging & wires, slippery surfaces, holes, splinters, etc…
  • Check all faucets and sinks for leaks and drainage
  • Run and check garbage disposal
  • Tighten door handles, hinge screws and towel racks

  • Dilys Anne Hagerman

    Mortgage Agent
    Licence #M09000865

    The Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada

    Serving Ottawa
    & the Ottawa Valley

    To serve my out of town clients, I am in Toronto frequently, and to all other Canadian clients, we can email and skype!

    Phone: 613.290.4043

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