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Home Maintenance Checklist - Helps Increase your Homes Value & Lifespan

Updated: Sep 25

A home maintenance checklist helps increase its value and lifespan, ensuring the structure continues to perform. Planned preventative maintenance is a proven method of identifying and preventing minor maintenance issues before they escalate into major problems that could cost you more in the long run.


  • Clean kitchen sink disposal

  • Check for leaks around faucets, showerheads and toilets

  • Inspect fire extinguishers

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide (gas) detectors

  • Clean range hood filters

  • Check and clean the dryer vent

  • Clean or replace air filters in heating and cooling systems.

  • Vacuum and clean bathroom exhaust fans.


  • Clean or replace any air filters

  • Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts

  • Test garage door auto-reverse feature and lubricate moving parts

  • Check and repair caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows

  • Inspect and repair exterior cladding and trim

  • Inspect stone or brick surfaces

  • Check any water tanks for leaks

  • Clean and inspect all windows

  • Check for signs of water damage: Look for water stains, mould, or soft spots in the walls, ceilings, and floors throughout the home.

  • Inspect outdoor lighting


  • Test and inspect plumbing valves and shut-offs

  • Have heating and cooling systems professionally serviced.

  • Service HVAC system

  • Inspect and clean refrigerator coils

  • Clean windows and window screens

  • Check and clean ceiling fans


  • Check and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Deep-clean carpets and rugs

  • Inspect and clean chimney and flue

  • Have a professional inspect and service the roof

  • Inspect and repair driveway and walkways

  • Have a professional inspect and service the septic system

  • Have a professional inspect and service the electrical system

  • Replace any internal water filters

  • Power wash exterior house, deck and footpaths

  • Inspect and repair any exterior damage or wear, including fences and gates

  • Check and maintain trees, shrubs, and lawns.

It's important to note that this is just a sample maintenance checklist and may need to be adjusted based on the specific needs of your home and the climate in your region. Additionally, some tasks may need to be performed more frequently depending on the age and condition of your home.

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