Home Maintenance Checklist

The following is a checklist that you can incorporate into your regular maintenance program

  • Change the backup batteries in smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide alarms and dust their covers.

  • Change the furnace and A/C filters.

  • Check fire extinguishers.

  • Clean out gutters and downspouts.

  • Call the chimney sweep.

  • Check all window seals.

  • Check the attic and basement for leaks.

  • Check for damage to your roof.

  • Check your water heater for leaks or rust.

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter.

  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust hood and air filter.

  • Check the nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairways.

  • Check the exterior siding.

  • Check all window and door locks.

  • Check your home for water leaks.

  • Test your emergency generator.

  • Confirm that firewood is stored at least 20 feet away from your home.

  • Familiarize responsible family members with the gas main valve and other appliance valves.

  • Test all GFCI receptacles/outlets.

  • Review your emergency escape plan with your family.

  • Make sure your house number is visible from the street for first-responders to see.

  • Replace all extension cords that have become brittle, worn or damaged.

Home Maintenance Checklist