Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep Your Home in Top Shape All Year Round

Home maintenance can feel overwhelming, but breaking it down into seasonal tasks makes it manageable. Use this checklist to ensure your home stays safe, efficient, and comfortable throughout the year.

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Spring Maintenance

Roof Inspection

Check for missing or damaged shingles

Clean gutters and downspouts

Exterior Repairs

Inspect siding and trim for damage

Repaint or touch up as needed

HVAC System

Schedule a professional inspection and tune-up

Replace air filters

Windows and Doors

Check for drafts and reseal as necessary

Clean and repair screens

Yard and Garden

Clean up debris and fallen branches and check for tripping hazards

Ensure water drains away from house

Summer Maintenance

Air Conditioning

Ensure the system is running efficiently

Clean or replace filters regularly


Check for leaks in hoses and outdoor faucets

Inspect sprinkler systems for proper operation

Deck and Patio

Clean and reseal decking materials

Inspect for loose boards or railings

Pest Control

Check for signs of pests and take preventative measures

Treat outdoor areas as needed

Safety Checks

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Review emergency plans with family

Fall Maintenance

Heating System

Schedule a professional inspection and cleaning

Replace filters and check for proper operation

Roof and Gutters

Clear gutters of leaves and debris and clean window wells

Inspect roof for any damage

Windows and Doors

Check and replace weatherstripping

Inspect and clean window tracks

Yard and Garden

Rake leaves and clean up garden beds

Winterize irrigation systems

Chimney and Fireplace

Have the chimney inspected and cleaned

Ensure the fireplace is functioning properly

Winter Maintenance

Heating System

Keep the thermostat at a consistent temperature

Insulate pipes to prevent freezing

Snow and Ice

Stock up on de-icing materials

Inspect and prepare snow removal equipment

Interior Checks

Inspect the attic for leaks or insulation issues

Check for drafts around doors and windows

Safety Measures

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Prepare an emergency kit with essentials


Let faucets drip during extreme cold to prevent freezing

Know the location of the main water shut-off valve

Bonus Tips

Monthly Maintenance Tasks

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Change HVAC filters

Inspect fire extinguishers

Annual Maintenance Tasks

Schedule professional inspections (HVAC, chimney, foundation, roof)

Change dehumidifier filters

Check and clean exterior dryer vents

Stay Ahead of Home Maintenance

By following this seasonal checklist, you can avoid costly repairs and ensure your home remains a safe and comfortable haven for your family. Download our complete guide for more detailed tips and professional advice.


Hire Chamber Members

Don’t want to perform all these home maintenance checks yourself? Connect with home improvement professionals in your Chamber of Commerce. They are trustworthy and work together to improve the local economy by making commitments to using other businesses in the chamber for services like printing, banking, and more. This collaborative approach ensures quality service while supporting local businesses.


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