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Home Maintenance Checklist


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DURING THE FALL

  • replace the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems
  • remove window air conditioners
  • change the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • inspect the seals on windows and doors
  • inspect joints in ceramic tile and caulk around tub and sink
  • inspect exposed wiring and cords for wear and fraying
  • inspect unvented gas heaters for proper ventilation
  • have your heating and air conditioning systems serviced
  • inspect for and repair any plumbing leaks

DURING THE SPRING

  • inspect the attic, ceilings, and roof overhang for water damage
  • replace the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems
  • inspect walls and masonry for cracks and subsidence
  • inspect paint for wear or cracking
  • inspect door / window frames, siding, and trim for cracks
  • change the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • inspect the seals on windows and doors
  • have your gutters and downspouts cleaned out
  • plug leaks along the seams and corners of your gutters
  • inspect windows for broken glass and screens -- clean screens
  • inspect joints in ceramic tile and caulk around tub and sink
  • inspect exposed wiring and cords for wear and fraying
  • have your heating and air conditioning systems serviced
  • inspect your basement for leaks, moisture, termites, and wood rot

DURING THE SUMMER

  • inspect the roof for damage or loose shingles
  • inspect the driveway and walkways for cracks and settling
  • drain the water and sediment from your hot water heater
  • replace the water in your hot water heater
  • test the pressure valve on your hot water heater
  • check to make sure water heater vent is not blocked
  • replace the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems

DURING THE WINTER

  • have your gutters and downspouts cleaned out
  • plug leaks along the seams and corners of your gutters
  • inspect and repair your home's sump pump
  • oil door locks and hinges and tighten doorknob and hinge screws
  • inspect the attic for pests (birds, rodents, insects)
  • inspect around your property for wasp nests and remove
  • replace the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems

 

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Ramona Creel is a modern Renaissance woman and guru of simplicity -- traveling the country as a full-time RVer, sharing her story of radically downsizing, and inspiring others to regain control of their own lives. As a Professional Organizer and Accountability Coach, Ramona will help you create the time and space to focus on your true priorities -- clearing away the clutter other obstacles and standing in the way of that life you've always wanted to be living. As a Professional Photographer, Ramona captures powerful images of places and people as she travels. And as a travel writer, social commentator, and blogger, she shares her experiences and insights about the world as we know it. You can see all these sides of Ramona -- read her articles, browse through her photographs, and even hire her to help get your life in order -- at www.RamonaCreel.com. And be sure to follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.


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