Home Maintenance - Seasonal Details

This page details examples of the types of maintenance that can be done by your local Chandler, Arizona handyman as part of a home maintenance plan.

Season

Program

Details

Spring

Air Filters

Change indoor air filters.

Spring

Ceiling Fans

Clean and adjust ceiling fans (so that air circulates downward.)

Spring

Concrete

Seal cracks in concrete.

Spring

Decks

Clean and seal all decks and railings.

Spring

Garbage Disposal

Run & check garbage disposal.

Spring

Patios

Tighten screws and nails on decks and patios.

Spring

Plumbing

Change hose and nozzle washers - start up and check for leaks.

Spring

Siding

Inspect all siding, soffit, and fascia boards.

Spring

Sinks

Clean mineral deposits from faucet aerators.

Spring

Smoke Detectors

Test smoke detectors and change out batteries as necessary.

Spring

Windows

Check paint and caulking around windows

Summer

Air Filters

Change indoor air filters.

Summer

Crawl Space

Check crawl space for moisture and leaks.

Summer

Drywall

Repair minor drywall dings and touch up paint.

Summer

Fences

Check, tighten and adjust fences, gates, and doors.

Summer

Fire Extinguishers

Check fire extinguishers and test smoke alarms.

Summer

Foundation

Check for shifting or erosion around house.

Summer

Lights and Switches

Check and tighten all light fixtures, wall plugs and wall switches.

Summer

Sinks

Fill all sinks, drain and check for leaks.

Summer

Support Bars

Tighten all handrails, grab bars, towel racks & shower curtain rods.

Summer

Trim

Check trim and woodwork for scratches, cracks or receding.

Summer

Washing Machine

Check washing machine hoses for leaks, cracks and weakness.

Summer

Water Heater

Flush water heater and refill.

Fall

Air Filters

Change indoor air filters.

Fall

Ceiling Fans

Clean and adjust ceiling fans (so that air circulates upward).

Fall

Check Fireplace

Open fireplace damper and inspect chimney flue.

Fall

Check Outdoor Paint

Check outdoor paint for peeling, cracking and coverage.

Fall

Check Pipes

Check all pipes to prevent freezing.

Fall

Inspect Attic

Inspect attic for insulation and leak stains.

Fall

Inspect Exterior

Inspect exterior trim, gutters and downspouts.

Fall

Inspect Portals

Inspect caulking, weather stripping, thresholds, transitions, and windows.

Fall

Outdoor Plumbing

Drain outdoor faucets and winterize hoses and spigots.

Fall

Smoke Detectors

Test smoke detectors and change out batteries if necessary.

Winter

Appliances

Check appliance cords, plugs and fixtures for damage or overload.

Winter

Check Seals

Check for loose grout, tiles and caulk.

Winter

Dryer

Blow out clothes dryer venting.

Winter

Floor Registers

Set floor registers and grills to maximize airflow.

Winter

Gas Fireplace

Turn on and test gas fireplaces.

Winter

GFCI

Test GFCIs for functionality and safety.

Winter

Refrigerator

Clean out fridge condenser coils & drip pan.

Winter

Seasonal Lighting

Hang seasonal lighting and remove later.

Winter

Toilets

Test all toilets for leaks (tank to bowl, bowl to floor, & supply lines).