Frequently Asked Questions

Home Maintenance Checklist

Below are just a few of the preventative maintenance services that should be done on a regular basis. The homeowner can also take part in protecting their greatest investment.


  • Fire Extinguisher: Check that it's fully charged; recharge or replace if needed.
  • Sink/Tub Stoppers and Drain Holes: Clean out debris.
  • Garbage Disposal: Flush with hot water and baking soda.
  • Water Softener: Check water softener salt drum and replinish salt if necessary.
  • Forced-Air Heating System: Change filters once a month if user's manual recommends fiberglass filters.


  • Wall Furnace: Clean grills.
  • Range Hood: Clean grease filter.


  • Faucet: Clean aerator.
  • Tub Drain Assembly: Clean out debris; inspect rubber seal and replace if needed.
  • Floor and Outdoor Drain Grates: Clean out debris.


  • Smoke Detector: Test batteries and replace if needed.
  • Toilet: Check for leaks and water run-on.
  • Interior Caulking: Inspect caulking around tubs, showers, and sinks; replace any if it is deteriorating.
  • Forced-Air Heating System: Change semi-annually if user's manual recommends high efficiency pleated or HEPA-style filters.
  • Garbage Disposal: Tighten drain connections and fasteners.
  • Clothes Washer: Clean water inlet filters; check hoses and replace them if they are leaking.
  • Clothes Dryer: Vacuum lint from ducts and surrounding areas.
  • Wiring: Check for frayed cords and wires; repair or replace them as needed.
  • Range Hood: Wash fan blades and housing.

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