September 18th, 2019 1:34 PM by ERA Big Sun Realty



Exterior Maintenance

  1. Check the foundation for cracks; caulk around the area where masonry meets siding, where pipes or wires enter the house, and around the windows and door frames.
  2. Install storm windows and doors, and remove screens. Clean and repair screens, spray with a protective coating and store in a dry area.
  3. Inspect exterior walls for any peeling or blistering paint.
  4. Have a licensed, certified roofing professional check the condition of your roof
  5. After the last leak falls, clear out the gutters and downspouts, flush them with water, inspect joints and tighten brackets. Point downspouts away from the foundation.
  6. Examine your pool cover for damage and replace if necessary.
  7. Weather-strip the garage door, making a tight seal between the garage door and the ground.
  8. Inspect your driveway for cracks. Clean out and repair any damage with driveway filler, then coast with a commercial sealer.


Interior Maintenance


  1. Check for proper sealing and insulation on all windows and doors, and apply weather stripping and caulk where it's needed.
  2. Have a licensed heating contractor check your heating system, including ducts and furnaces.
  3. Examine your wood stove or fireplace insert's door gasket for a tight seal. Clean and inspect the glass door for cracks and a licensed chimney sweep clean the chimney
  4. Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft to redistribute warm air from the ceiling.
  5. Check that the attic is insulated, ventilated and critter-free
  6. Test and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and keep extra household batteries on hand.
  7. Vacuum internal parts of air conditioners. Remove units from windows or wrap outside boxes with an approved tarp or plastic air conditioner cover.
  8. Clean your humidifiers regularly during the heating seasons to avoid bacteria growth. 
Posted by ERA Big Sun Realty on September 18th, 2019 1:34 PM



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