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Healthy Home Maintenance Checklist


Owning a home is an immense reward. But homeownership comes with a lot of responsibilities. And that’s okay, especially if you keep yourself organized by using a home maintenance checklist. Use the following list to kickstart your home maintenance routine.

Download the free PDF to track your home maintenance checklist year-round.

Monthly Maintenance

  • Grind ice cubes in the garbage disposal, then flush with hot water
  • Clean furnace filter
  • Vacuum heat registers and air vents
  • Test smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers
  • Flush hot water from water heater
  • Check electrical cords and ground-fault circuit breakers

Spring Maintenance


  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Wash windows and doors
  • Oil garage door hinges
  • Treat pool water
  • Tune up lawn mower


  • Schedule AC tune-up
  • Check for plumbing leaks
  • Replace smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries

Summer Maintenance


  • Cut grass regularly
  • Check sprinkler system
  • Complete exterior repairs


  • Reverse ceiling fan direction
  • Clean AC air filters
  • Check weather stripping

Fall Maintenance


  • Rake leaves
  • Clean gutters
  • Shut down sprinkler system
  • Accumulate firewood


  • Have furnace serviced
  • Check for drafts
  • Clean dryer vent

Winter Maintenance


  • Tune up snow blower
  • Inspect for ice dams
  • Shovel snow as needed


  • Replace furnace filters
  • Open cabinet doors to prevent frozen pipes
  • Stock up on essentials for storms

Annual Maintenance

  • Deep clean home twice per year
  • Inspect HVAC system
  • Replace smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries
  • Clean chimney
  • Inspect roof and seal deck


  • Set aside 1-2% of home price for maintenance
  • Establish emergency fund for unexpected repairs

Tax Tips

  • Home maintenance is generally not tax deductible
  • Energy-efficient improvements may qualify for tax breaks

Low-Maintenance Tips

  • Choose hardwood or laminate floors
  • Install metal roofing
  • Use composite materials for siding
  • Install quartz countertops
  • Consider a central vac system

Financing Options

Explore financing options for home improvement projects. Contact us today or start an online application.


Download Your Free Home Maintenance PDF

Track your tasks easily with our downloadable checklist! 📝

Remember, a well-maintained home is a happy home!

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