Home Maintenance Guide
In a home, very few things are maintenance free. There are so many home maintenance and repair items that are important; it can be confusing trying to establish which are the most critical. Preventative maintenance can avoid repairs, extend the life expectancy of many components and in some cases, reduce energy consumption.
|Clean the gutters in the spring and fall.|
|Check for damaged roofing and flashing materials twice a year.|
|Cut back trees and shrubs from the house walls, roof and air conditioning system as needed.|
|Clean the tracks on horizontal sliding windows annually, and ensure the drain holes are clear.|
|Test ground fault circuit interrupters, carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors using the test button, monthly.|
|Service furnace or boiler yearly.|
|Check the bathtub and shower caulking monthly and improve promptly as needed|
|Check furnace filters, humidifiers and electronic air cleaners monthly.|
|Check reversing mechanism on garage door opener monthly.|
|Check attics for evidence of leaks and condensation and make sure vents are not obstructed, at least twice a year.|
|Shut off outdoor water faucets in the fall.|
A home inspection is not intended to provide warranties or guarantees. A home inspection is intended to help you make an informed decision about buying your home. A home inspection is not to be mistaken as a warranty on the house.