Roof and Gutters
Clear obstructions from vents, louvers and chimneys
Check trim for rot, decay and peeling paint
Inspect chimney for any loose or missing mortar
Windows and Doors
Look for and replace and broken or cracked window panes
Make sure all doors open and close smoothly
Check condition of weather stripping and caulking
Repaint or touch up where necessary
Test doorbell and alarm system
Clean windows to let in as much light as possible; clean window sills, tracks, blinds, etc.
Remedy squeaking and creaking
Check exterior walls for cracks
Replace loose or missing caulk
Repair drywall cracks and chips
Repair loose or damaged siding, stucco, brick, stone, etc.
Look for areas where insects may be entereing the home and seal; treat professionally if necessary
Repair concrete or blacktop if necessary
Clean grease or other stains
Remove grass or weeks growing from driveway seams
Test garage door opener for smooth and quiet operation
Clean and organize the garage
Test electrical outlets
Lubricate hinges and other hardward on your garage door
Inspect doors and windows for any peeling paint
Put away tool that are considered dangerous
Walk around and visually inspect for cracks; check walls, steps, retaining walls, walkways, and patios for disrupted areas - fix where necessary
Check sprinkler system for broken heads or cracked pipes
Adjust sprinklers which spray onto walkways
Mow and edge lawn; sod where necessary
Trim hedges, prune trees and shrubs
Weed and mulch flower beds
Walls and Ceilings
Repair cracks, holes, or damage to drywall
Check condition of paint and wallpaper
Repaint or touchup where necessary
Clean scuffs, fingerprints, grease, and dirt off of walls and baseboards
Think about changing any bold or unique colors to more neutral tones
Organize cabinets and pantry
Clean out and organize refridgerator
Check for leaks in faucets, pot fillers or hot water dispensers
Clean and polish all appliances
Clean and degrease exhaust fan or vent hood on stove
Remove accumlation of grease from cooking areas
Check for insects under sink or in food storage areas. Processionally treat if necessary.
Check tile joints, grouting and caulking
Repair leaking faucets and shower heads
Check the condition of paint and/or wallpaper
Test operation of toilet and faucets
Check underside of roof for leaks, stains, or dampness
Look around chimney for condensation or signs of water
Clean and clear ventilation openings if necessary
Clean out stored junk
Inspect for creaking boards, loose, missing or cracked tiles and worn areas
Test the staircases for loose handrails or posts or worn tread
Check for signs of dampness, cracked walls or damaged floors and ceilings
Check exposed wiring and outlets for signs of wear or damage.
Repair and test switches and outlets.
If any part of your electrical system is in question, hire a professional to service it.
Check water pressure when faucets in bathroom(s) and kitchen are turned on.
Look for leaks at faucets, sink traps, and valves.
Clear slow-running or clogged drains.
Have septic systems serviced and emptied if necessary.
If any part of your plumbing system is in question, hire a professional to service it.
Heating and Cooling
Change or clean furnace and air conditioning filters.
Clear and clean areas around heating and cooling equipment.
Have equipement serviced if needed.
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