Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist

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Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklists

Maintaining your home throughout the year is essential to ensure it remains comfortable and safe for you and your family. To make it easier for you, we've organized home maintenance tasks by season. By following these seasonal checklists, you can keep your home in top shape.

Note: You can also join our app waitlist to track your home's maintenance, receive home maintenance email reminders, and keep a digital record of your home's maintenance history.

Monthly Home Maintenance Tasks

There are a few tasks that should be completed monthly, depending on your use of home appliances:

  • Check your dishwasher filters and clean

  • Check your washing machine filters and clean

  • Inspect and clean your air purifier's filters

Quarterly Home Maintenance Tasks

Throughout the year, it's best to stay on top of your home's quarterly maintenance tasks:

  • Vacuum your A/C coils

  • Clean or change your furnace filter

  • Change your A/C filter

  • Drain and clean your hot tub

  • Vacuum your refrigerator coils

  • Clean and clear your garbage disposal

  • Check to make sure any security cameras are still operating properly

  • Test the batteries of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Test any GFCI outlest

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

As the weather warms up, it's time to prepare your home for the coming months:

  • Service and clean your A/C

  • Clean gutters and downspouts.

  • Oil the track, chain, and springs of your garage door

  • Take out and clean any patio furniture

  • Spray your foundation with an insect barrier

  • Check your walkway for any loose stones

  • Open your pool!

  • Inspect and repair any damaged roof shingles.

  • Inspect and patch the exterior caulking of your windows and doors

  • Inspect your attic for any signs of leaks or animals

  • Clean your windows and door screens

  • Inspect your basement for moisture

  • Test that your sump pump is operating correctly

  • Inspect and pump your septic system

  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and electronic locks

  • Service your lawn mower and any other home equipment.

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is a great time to focus on outdoor maintenance:

  • Check and clear drains

  • Seal your deck or patio

  • Clean and repair outdoor furniture

  • Replace the water filter in your refrigerator

  • Drain the sediment from your water heater

  • Test the pressure relief valve in your water heater

  • Clean the vent duct on your dryer

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Prepare your home for cooler weather:

  • Cover your A/C unit

  • Order and stack firewood for your fireplace

  • Get your fireplace's chimney cleaned

  • Clean gutters and downspouts

  • Bring in and clean outdoor patio furniture

  • Drain and bring in any outdoor hoses

  • Trim dead branches on any large nearby trees

  • Close your pool for winter

  • Check the insulation on any outdoor faucets

  • Inspect the exterior caulking on all windows and doors

  • Inspect your attic for leaks or signs of animals

  • Inspect the condition of your attic's insulation

  • Clean your windows and door screens

  • Inspect your basement for leaks

  • Clean the interior of your stove

  • Scrub any mildew from your washing machine

  • Test the emergency shutoff valves in your plumbing

  • Routine maintenance of your plumbing system

  • Winterize any lawn and garden equipment

  • Service your generator

  • Service yoru furnace

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep your home cozy during the cold months:

  • Check and flush the water level of your boiler / hot water heater

  • Check for any leaks in your basement during thaws

Periodic Home Maintenance Tasks

Several tasks need to be completed periodically throughout your home's lifetime:

  • (Every 2 years): Pressure wash your siding

  • (Every 2 years) Pressure wash your deck/patio

  • (Every 2 years): Inspect and service your water heater

  • (Every 2 years): Inspect and clear your sewer line

  • (Every 2 years): Change oil and filter in any lawn and garden equipment

  • (Every 4 years): Recaulk your shower or bathtub

  • (Every 4 years): Reseal your deck/patio

By following these seasonal home maintenance checklists, you can keep your home in excellent condition year-round. To make it even more convenient, you can download a Google Sheets checklist here, or sign up to join Starling's home maintenance app. With Starling, you can set up a maintenance checklist customized to your home's features, get email reminders about upcoming maintenance tasks, and track your home maintenance history over years of care. Don't care to do this yourself? We'll help connect you with a concierge property manager that can take this work off your plate.

Track your home maintenance with Starling

Cards demonstrating tasks that may be needed to maintain a home. Shown here are changing the HVAC filters, replacing a circuit breaker, and cleaning the gutters.

Plan your maintenance

Your home manager will set you up with a maintenance plan tailored to your home's needs.

Schedule with ease

Schedule contractors with just a few clicks in our app. No phone tag, no ghosting.

Compare quotes

For larger projects, your manager will help find quotes from insured and referred contractors.

Track your home's maintenance

Set up a maintenance checklist, schedule services, and keep a record of your home's maintenance history.

Set up a maintenance checklist, schedule services, and keep a record of your home's maintenance history.