Maintaining Your Home

Follow These Guidelines Every Year to Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Shape

Once a Year:
Clean and vacuum window coverings
Check caulking around showers and bathtubs, repair if needed
Repair any interior wall damage
Repaint and touch up if needed
Repair or replace window screens as necessary
Tighten handles, doors, and knobs
Vacuum refrigerator coils
Re-nail loose siding or trim boards
Clean outdoor lighting
Oil garage door tracks
Clean carpets
Check exhaust ducts, clear debris
Wash windows and siding
Clean and repair decks, patio, etc.
Look for visible signs of termites and other destructive insects
Inspect plumbing for leaks
Check grout in bathrooms and kitchens
Check water softener and add salt if needed
Clear dead plants and shrubs from house
Check fire extinguisher
Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
Remove shower heads and clean sediment
Inspect hoses on washing machine, dishwasher and ice maker for leaks
Check sinks and toilets for leaks
April: Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks; get A/C system ready for summer
May: Maintain the yard growth; apply fertilizer to the lawn
September: get heater system ready for winter
October: Check exterior drainage; clean and inspect chimney

Twice a Year:
Change furnace filters
Test carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms
Change batteries in carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms
Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
Flush hot water heater and remove sediment
Remove lint from dryer exhaust vent

Three Times a Year:
Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces
Clean garbage disposal

Contact us, as we have many referrals to help you with anything on this list or with any questions you may have! We at Home North County proudly serve our community by donating a percentage of earned commissions to local charities of our clients’ choice.

re_homencountyrelogoKristine Ferguson

CalBRE # 01293079