Spring/Summer Maintenance Checklist

Even a new home isn’t maintenance free.  As the warmer seasons approach,

you can take the necessary steps to ensure your home serves you well!

Air 

  • Test and clean smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Change or clean furnace filter (should be done monthly)
  • Adjust and confirm all registers and col-air returns are clear of furniture or draperies
  • Turn off humidifier
  • Inspect and clean air conditioning unit for proper operation, arrange for service if needed
  • Drain sediment from water heater base, per manufacturer’s instructions

Plumbing

  • Pour water down basement floor drain to prevent sewer odour
  • Inspect plumbing fixtures for leaks

Exterior

  • Inspect weather stripping on all exterior doors
  • wash windows, weep holes, screens, and lubricate tracks
  • Inspect exterior caulking around windows
  • Touch up interior & exterior paint, stain, siding, putty, caulking & grout as needed
  • Inspect overhead garage door, lubricate rollers & guides, tighten bolts as needed
  • Test exterior faucets for broken pipes
  • Inspect & clean gutters, downspouts & splash pads for proper drainage away from the house
  • Inspect roof and roof vents
  • Look for settling of back-fill soils and fill in where needed
  • Seed and feed lawn, water regularly
  • Re-seal wood fences

For questions or concerns regarding the maintenance of your Tribute home contact us at info@tributecommunities.com.

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