The Ultimate Homeowner Checklist

It can be difficult to remember all of the checklist items to maintain your home. Especially when some things only happen once a year! This checklist will help you keep your home in tip top shape.

Monthly Home Maintenance:

  • Change HVAC filters
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspect and clean garbage disposal
  • Check for plumbing leaks

Seasonal Home Maintenance:


  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect the roof for damage
  • Service the air conditioning unit


  • Maintain your lawn and garden
  • Check and clean outdoor furniture


  • Clean and store summer gear
  • Inspect and clean the fireplace/chimney
  • Seal gaps and cracks in windows and doors


  • Winterize outdoor plumbing
  • Check insulation in the attic
  • Service the heating system

Annual Home Maintenance:

  • Test your home's water pressure
  • Deep clean carpets and upholstery
  • Schedule a pest inspection
  • Check and replace batteries in smoke and CO detectors

Home Exterior Maintenance:

  • Inspect and repair siding
  • Clean and seal decks/patios
  • Paint or touch up exterior surfaces
  • Trim trees and shrubs near the house

Kitchen Maintenance:

  • Clean refrigerator coils
  • Check and clean range hood filters
  • Test and replace caulking around sinks and counters

Bathroom Maintenance:

  • Inspect and clean grout and caulk
  • Check for leaks in faucets and toilets
  • Clean showerheads and drains

Safety and Security:

  • Test garage door safety features
  • Check locks and deadbolts
  • Review your home security system

Energy Efficiency:

  • Consider upgrading to energy-efficient appliances
  • Seal gaps and insulate your home
  • Install a programmable thermostat

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Create a home emergency kit
  • Develop a family emergency plan

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