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The Ultimate Weekly Home Maintenance Checklist for 2020

Paul Cody Pramanik
Paul CodyPublished March 27, 2020
Weekly Home Maintenance Checklist

You have a lot on your plate as a homeowner. From paying the mortgage or rent to buying necessary furnishings, it’s easy to miss out on one of the most important tasks: home maintenance.

Keep your house in perfect condition all year with this complete home maintenance checklist for the new year. On top of ensuring your home appliances and systems stay operational for longer, you are also making your living space more comfortable to use. Your friends, family, and neighbors will be delighted to visit when they know you take steps to clean up.

Home Maintenance Regular Tasks

Some jobs on the house maintenance checklist are done day-to-day. These tasks should become a homeowner’s routine every weekend at least. They include:

  • Vacuuming carpets and hardwood floors.
  • Wiping down stovetops.
  • Mowing the lawn and trimming bushes.
  • Cleaning out lint from the dryer filter.
  • Dusting furniture.
  • Removing spills, stains, and other messes as they occur.

Of course, you will also need to stock up on cleaning supplies, such as wet wipes, vacuums, dusters, and others.

Home Maintenance Monthly Tasks

Not every job needs to be on a weekly homeowner’s maintenance checklist. Others, like the ones listed here, should only occur every month or so.

  • Replacing HVAC filters.
  • Cleaning drains.
  • Replacing light bulbs.
  • Cleaning stove top filters, especially with a degreaser.
  • Testing the battery of smoke alarms.

 

This last point is important to consider to protect you and your family from carbon monoxide leaks and other unhealthy incidents.

Home Maintenance Occasional Tasks

Your house maintenance list cannot be complete without a few miscellaneous jobs that are rarely required but nonetheless necessary. These include:

  • Testing out running water for rarely-used sinks and toilets.
  • Adding salt to the water softener if necessary.
  • Deep cleaning the house.
  • Vacuuming refrigerator coils to maintain excellent efficiency.
  • Cleaning out external gutters and drainage.
  • Checking the exterior for paint chipping, holes, or drafts. Include a roof inspection.

Home Maintenance Seasonal Tasks

A seasonal home maintenance checklist covers the jobs a homeowner needs to do specific to the time of the year. Differences in temperature and weather among the seasons necessitate different approaches to home maintenance during these times.

Summer

With relatively warm weather, it’s a good idea to do gardening and exterior work during this season. Use the opportunity to repair plumbing leaks, clean outdoor fixtures such as patios, and clean the garage.

Fall

Prepare for the winter by ensuring your home heating system is fully operational. Clean the chimney too in case you’ll be starting a home fire. Ensure all outdoor water faucets are shut off tightly so that they don’t freeze when the snow starts falling.

Winter

The cold season is a time for staying indoors, so that’s where much of your interior home maintenance should occur. Check for cold drafts and have them repaired to avoid losing money on HVAC bills. Repair bathrooms and showers while checking for sediment and caulking. It’s also worth inspecting the basement for mold growth and other issues.

Spring

Rain is a common sight to see in the Spring. As such, take some time to clean out rain gutters and prevent blockage. Remove debris such as falling branches, leaves, and dirt. Make sure no leaks are on your roof. Finally, remember that seeping water can worsen cracks in your driveway, so fill those in when you get the chance.

Getting a Home Warranty

Don’t forget the last component: the home warranty checklist. Home warranties are an excellent way to ensure you have a contractor at the ready to repair or replace damaged appliances and systems for a modest regular fee.

It’s not only convenient and price-efficient but also useful for giving your family peace of mind during any time of the year. Get in touch with Liberty Home Guard today online or at 866-699-4589.

Home MaintenancePublished March 27, 2020

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