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Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Seasonal New Home Maintenance Tips

A big part of the American dream is owning your own house. But, as the saying goes, there’s always something that needs taking care of, whether big or small. Stay on top of regular home maintenance tasks, and you’ll avoid many costly repairs. Here are a few home maintenance checklists broken down by season that you can use to get the job done and keep your new Hyde Home looking as pretty as the day you first turned your key!

Seasonal Checklists

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
  • - Change the Furnace Filter Monthly
  • - Check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • - Clean aerators on faucets and shower heads
  • - Inspect Air Conditioning Unit for Proper Operation
  • - Inspect Backsplash Caulking and re-caulk as needed
  • - Test GFCI receptacles
Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
  • - Change Air Conditioner Intakes Filter (monthly)
  • - Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • - Have Carpet Cleaned
  • - Use Wood Conditioner on All Wood Cabinets
  • - Inspect Back Splash Caulking and Re-Caulk as necessary
  • - Lubricate Door Hinges with silicon spray
  • - Monitor secondary A/C drain
  • - Test GFCI receptacles
  • - Lubricate Rollers and Guides on Garage Door and Opener
  • - Water Foundation to maintain Constant Moisture in Dry seasons
  • - Seed and Feed Lawn
  • - Deep Water Shrubs and Trees
  • - Check Drainage Swales for Proper Rain Water
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
  • - Change Furnace Filter (monthly)
  • - Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • - Clean Aerators on Faucets and Shower Heads
  • - Inspect Weather stripping on all doors
  • - Inspect Back Splash and Re-Caulk as necessary
  • - Test GFCI receptacles
  • - Inspect Furnace for Proper Operation
  • - Inspect Shower and Tub Caulking and Re-Caulk as needed
  • - Inspect Dryer Vent for Lint and Debris
  • - Water Foundation to maintain constant moisture in dry seasons
  • - Rake and compost leaves
  • - Check drainage swales for proper rainwater flow
  • - Inspect roof and roof vents
Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
  • - Apply pest control annually
  • - Change furnace filter (monthly)
  • - Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • - Have carpet cleaned
  • - Test GFCI receptacles
  • - Use wood conditioner on all wood cabinets
  • - Inspect backsplash caulking and re-caulk as needed
  • - Inspect shower and tub caulking and re-caulk as necessary
  • - Re-Caulk control joints in the driveway
  • - Seed and Feed Lawn
  • - Drain outside faucets and remove all hoses
  • - Check Drainage swale

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