–Home Owner Maintenance Checklist

Sharon Noll, Realtor of the Year

Home Owner Maintenance Checklist

  • Interior:
    • Replace the air conditioner filters throughout the house
    • Drain off a pan full of water from the clean-out valve at the bottom of your hot water tank (removes sediment and maintains efficiency)
    • Test all fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detectors in the house
    • Check all window and door locks to ensure they’re all in working order
    • Check your fire escape plan and make sure that furniture additions haven’t changed this
    • Check the gauge on all fire extinguishers and replace if needed
    • Vacuum under all furniture – and vacuum all furniture, removing the cushions, etc.
    • Scrub all non-carpeted floors – soap and brush on your hands and knees
    • Sweep the garage floor
  • Interior Kitchen:
    • Check and clean range hood filter
    • Check and clean refrigerator and freezer coils 
    • Completely clean out the refrigerator, thoroughly clean inside, then restock
    • Inventory all food staples (pantry, freezer, etc.), throw out what’s old, make a master list, and go to the store to replace what’s needed
  • Exterior:
    • Examine exposed wood (attic, etc.) for insect damage and do any insect preventative maintenance that needs to happen
    • Clean all windows – remove the screens, clean the windowsills thoroughly, and clean the windows thoroughly with Windex
    • Examine all outdoor items and see whether any seasonal maintenance needs to be done
    • Check all gutters for blockage and clean as needed (bird’s nests, leaves, etc.)