Seasonal home maintenance is important for many reasons. First, the money spent on maintenance is very little compared to possible repair costs from not maintaining your property and causing damage.  Second, maintenance saves on utility costs by ensuring all your home systems are working efficiently. Third, keeping up with seasonal maintenance and home improvement projects throughout the life of you home can increase your home's value.  Below are some checklists by season to get you started.  

As always, Stewart Builders Group is here for you for any of these home maintenance needs.  Contact us for more details about how we can assist you.

  • Change HVAC air filters
  • Inspect AC system-trim brush around outdoor unit
  • Clean and inspect window screens for damage
  • Check for moisture in the basement/crawlspace
  • Inspect air ducts for buildup of dust, mold, and other allergens
  • Inspect washing machine hoses and clean dryer ducts
  • Vacuum fridge coils
  • Check sump pump
  • Inspect gutters and downspouts for damage and clear debris
  • Inspect roof for missing/loose shingles, damage
  • Trim trees and shrubs near your home
  • Check for standing water and remedy to mitigate mosquitos
  • Inspect caulking around doors and windows for damage or wear
  • Inspect decks, railings, windowsills, and steps for rot
  • Inspect sprinkler heads for damage
  • Pressure wash patios, decks, driveways/walkways, and outdoor furniture
  • Seal woodwork/concrete
  • Soft wash windows, soffits, and siding
  • Inspect and tune up lawn equipment
  • Clear debris from foundation vents and window wells
  1. Check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  2. Prepare your cooling system, get serviced
  3. Dust ceiling fans, reverse blades
  4. Clean/replace showerheads
  5. Inspect attic and basement for dampness, inspect attic fan
  6. Clean bathroom vents
  7. Clean and prepare grill for summer BBQ’s
  8. Wash/replace window screens
  9. Add a layer of mulch in gardens
  10. Inspect deck and patio, uncover/clean patio furniture
  11. Inspect outdoor play equipment, if applicable
  12. Clean gutters/downspouts, inspect for damage
  13. Summer is a great time to paint exterior of home
  14. Inspect roof
  1. Clean gutters and downspouts
  2. Inspect for damage and proper drainage
  3. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  4. Bleed hot water radiators
  5. Clear steam radiator vents
  6. Continue watering your lawn
  7. Aerate the soil
  8. Fertilize your lawn
  9. Bring paint indoors
  10. Clear debris from window wells
  11. Rake leaves, cut grass short
  12. Winterize sprinkler system
  13. Drain garden hoses and store
  14. Clean and inspect chimney
  15. Winterize gas grill if not in use
  16. Replace furnace filter, service heating system
  1. Check the heating system and/or have it serviced.
  2. Check the fireplace and chimney (if applicable)
  3. Check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  4. Prevent freezing pipes-disconnect outside hoses, set heat > 55
  5. Prepare for a storm-stock up on bottles water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, first aid, batteries, and chargers
  6. Check for air leaks in windows and doors-caulk and replace
  7. Check the roof for broken seals near vents and loose or missing shingles
  8. Inspect insulation
  9. Reverse ceiling fans
  10. Protect air conditioner
  11. Flush, insulate hot water tank
  12. Prep humidifier
  13. Trim tree limbs
  14. Clear gutters, sweep roof
  15. Consider a generator
  16. Ready shovels, check snow blowers
  17. Inspect outdoor lighting
  18. Protect patio furniture
  19. Stock up on salt, sand
  20. Install storm windows and doors