Spring Maintenance Checklist

SPRING MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

 

GROUNDS

  • Check condition of driveways and walks.
  • Check window wells, dry wells and storm drains for blockage.
  • Check fencing conditions and gate operation.
  • Check retaining walls for cracks, bulges and leaning.
  • Check all landscaping; trim all bushes and trees.
  • Check all out-buildings, porches and patios.
  • Check for proper grading and drainage throughout property.
  • Check lawn sprinkler system operation.
  • Check all equipment in preparation of pool opening.
  • Check (during rainstorm) for drainage away from foundation.

SIDING AND CHIMNEYS

  • Check all surfaces for damage or deterioration.
  • Check caulking at all joints.
  • Treat or paint worn or exposed wood components.
  • Check condition of masonry chimneys and vents.
  • Check foundation for settlement, cracks and spalling.

WINDOWS AND DOORS

  • Check for damaged screens or broken glass.
  • Check weatherstripping, caulking, and window putty.
  • Check for frame decay or damage.
  • Clean and install screens.

ROOFS

  • Check for loose, damaged or missing roofing.
  • Check fascia and soffit for signs of leaks or moisture build-up.
  • Check all flashings for fit and seals.
  • Check television antenna or satellite dish mounting.
  • Check and clean all gutters (eavestroughs) and downspouts.
  • Clean fungi or algae from roof surfaces.

PORCH, DECK AND PATIO

  • Check all wooden supports and railing components.
  • Check flooring for wear or damage.
  • Apply preservative to wood decking and components.
  • Seal patios at foundation.

INSECT INFESTATION

  • Check for signs of termite, ant or other insect activity.
  • Check for insect damage.
  • Arrange for treatment or repair if needed.

INTERIOR AREAS

  • Check attic, ceilings and walls for evidence of leaks.
  • Check ventilation openings for nests, or other blockage.
  • Check condition of all painted or finished walls and trim.
  • Check carpet and flooring for wear or damage.
  • Check condition of all stairs and railings.
  • Check condition and operation of all windows and doors.
  • Test smoke/fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

SLAB/FOUNDATION

  • Check for cracks or breaks in wall.
  • Check for evidence of water infiltration or dampness.
  • Check for decaying sills and window frames.
  • Check for signs of termite, ant or other insect activity.
  • Check for changes in framing conditions.
  • Check crawlspace ventilation, insulation, and vapor retarders.
  • Clean and test sump pump.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Assess power distribution for overload issues.
  • Check condition of incoming service wire and supports.
  • Test circuit breakers and label all circuits at panel.
  • Test arc-fault and ground-fault circuit-interrupters (regularly).
  • Check circuits for over-fusing.
  • Check all receptacles and switches.
  • Check operation of vent and/or attic fans.

HEATING/COOLNG SYSTEMS

  • Follow manufacturer instructions for HVAC systems.
  • Inspect and install room air conditioners, if applicable.
  • Clean all serviceable elements of the heating system.
  • Change or clean heating and cooling system filters (regularly).
  • Check venting systems for corrosion and leaks.
  • Clean and de-energize humidifier.
  • Check attic fan operation.

PLUMBING SYSTEM

  • De-winterize and check exterior faucets.
  • Check well components.
  • Check septic tanks and system; pump as required.
  • Check water and waste piping for leaks.
  • Check hot water supply temperature.
  • Follow manufacturer instructions for water heaters.

KITCHEN/BATHROOMS

  • Check condition and operation of all appliances.
  • Clean and change range fan filters.
  • Check all toilet flush mechanisms.
  • Check and repair all leaking faucets and valves.
  • Caulk and grout tile at tubs and showers.
  • Clean aerators and showerheads.
Mark Phipps

Mark Phipps

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CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*
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