SPRING HOMEOWNER MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
Because of the general nature of this advice and the individual application thereof, CV Inspections, LLC assumes no responsibility for any loss, cost, damage, injury or expense which may be incurred or suffered as a result of the use of this information.
This checklist is provided as a courtesy to assist homeowners in the normal maintenance of a home. Some items may not apply to your home and the Spring and Fall assessments are only recommendations based on weather patterns in most states.
Foundation & Basements
• Inspect for signs of termite infestation
• Check grading to assure that water will drain away from the foundation
Windows & Doors
• Check doors, windows and trim for finish failure
• Check and lubricate window hardware
• Check for condensation between glass panes
• Check painted surface for paint flaking or paint failure
• Check siding, shingles, and trim for damage, looseness, warping and/or decay
• Check exterior masonry walls for cracks, looseness, and missing or broken mortar
• Cut back and/or trim shrubbery against walls
• Check for damaged, blistered, or loose shingles
• Check underside of roof where accessible for water stains or dampness
• Check for damaged flashing or pipe boots
• Check for rusty or damaged gutters, downspouts, hangers and strainers
• Clean gutters and downspouts
• Sweep debris from flat and low-slope roofs
• Check vents, louvers, chimney caps, and eaves for bird nests, hives, etc.
• Check fascia’s and soffits for paint failure/decay
• Check antenna guy wires and supports
• Check masonry chimneys for cracking, loose stones
• Check skylights for leaks
• Trip circuit breakers and GFCI outlets every 6 months
If you experience slight tingling or shock from touching an appliance or connection, disconnect it an call a licensed electrician.
• Check faucets/hose bibbs/valves for leakage
Heating & Cooling
• System maintenance/evaluation. Note: replace filters as recommend (monthly)
Smoke alarms & Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors
• Replace batteries & verify in working condition. Note: every six years replace alarms/detectors
• KNOW THE LOCATION!
• Main water shut-off valve
• Main electrical disconnect
• Main emergency shut-off for heating system
• GFCI reset(s)
• KNOW YOUR ESCAPE ROUTES IN AN EMERGENCY!
• identify all escape and rescue ports; rehearse an emergency evacuation of the home