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Denny McAuley
374 Lincoln Avenue
Woodstock, IL
815-715-6237

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                                                            Home Maintenance Checklist  
                                                            * For appliance maintenance schedules and procedures, refer to the specific owner's manual.  
                                                               
                                                            As Needed Condition
                                                          q Close fireplace damper when not in use  
                                                          q Fix leaky faucets  
                                                          q Unclog slow-running drains  
                                                            Monthly  
                                                          q Inspect and test smoke and fire alarms  
                                                          q Inspect and replace filters as necessary (air conditioner, furnace, pool, and so on)  
                                                          q Clean/vacuum grill and inside compressor unit of central air conditioner, when in use  
                                                          q Walk around the house exterior to check general condition  
                                                            Spring  
                                                          q Replace smoke and fire alarm batteries (at least twice per year)  
                                                          q Cut back any trees or shrubs touching the exterior (twice per year)  
                                                          q Inspect and touch up exterior paint  
                                                          q Inspect foundation for water penetration, settlement, and cracks  
                                                          q Inspect or treat exterior wood for splintering, decay, and insect damage  
                                                          q Inspect window insulation and remove storm windows  
                                                          q Clean exterior of upper-story windows (twice per year)  
                                                          q Install window screens, repairing as needed  
                                                          q Clean gutters and inspect downspouts (twice per year)  
                                                          q Inspect roof for warping, aging, moss, and cracking  
                                                          q Perform seasonal pest control (quarterly)  
                                                            Summer  
                                                          q Inspect exposed plumbing areas for dampness (twice per year)  
                                                          q Fix loose or cracked caulking around tiles, sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and counters  
                                                          q Inspect appliance hoses and ventilation according to owner's manuals  
                                                          q Power wash, repair, refinish, and seal decks, reset any protruding nails  
                                                          q Clean and lubricate sliding-glass-door tracks and window tracks  
                                                          q Lubricate door hinges and locks  
                                                          q Oil garage door(s)  
                                                          q Patch driveway and other concrete, or treat asphalt  
                                                          q Perform seasonal pest control (quarterly)  
                                                            Fall  
                                                          q Replace smoke and fire alarm batteries (at least twice per year)  
                                                          q Inspect and clean fireplace and chimney  
                                                          q Service furnace or other heating system  
                                                          q Clean and adjust humidifier on furnace  
                                                          q Clean/vacuum heating ducts, grills, and registers  
                                                          q Clean upper-story windows (twice per year)  
                                                          q Inspect window screens and insulation, and install storm windows  
                                                          q Inspect weather-stripping around doors and replace as needed.  
                                                          q Cut back any trees or shrubs touching the roof or exterior (twice per year)  
                                                          q Clean gutters and inspect downspouts (twice per year)  
                                                          q Trim, cover, or bring in outdoor plants as needed  
                                                          q Perform seasonal pest control (quarterly)  
                                                            Winter  
                                                          q Recharge fire extinguishers  
                                                          q Wax and buff wood floors  
                                                          q Professionally clean curtains and drapes  
                                                          q Inspect and touch up interior paint  
                                                          q Inspect exposed plumbing areas for dampness (twice per year)  
                                                          q Perform seasonal pest control (quarterly)  
                                                          q Test for carbon monoxide