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CMA Homeowner Maintenance Services.

QUARTERLY - Home Maintenance

PLUMBING

  • Faucets and shower heads - Check interior and exterior faucets for leaks. Clean aerators. Replace washers if necessary.

  • Drains - Clean with baking soda. Pour water down unused drains.PipesInspect visible pipes for leaks.

  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets - Check under and around for leaks.

  • Toilets - Check for stability and leaks.

  • Water heater - Check area around water heater for leaks. If you have hard water, drain 1-2 gallons water..

 

INTERIOR

  • Wood cabinets and trim - Apply a wood protectant.

  • Interior doors -Lubricate hinges.

  • Garage door - Lubricate hardware. Inspect mechanism for free travel.

  • Window and door tracks - Check to see if weep holes are open. Clean out dirt and dust. Lubricate rollers and latches.

  • Basement or crawl space - Check for cracks or any sign of dampness or leaks. Check for any evidence of termites or wood-eating insects.

  • Ceramic tile - Check and clean grout.

 

ELECTRICAL AND APPLIANCES

  • Heating and cooling systems - Clean and replace filters if necessary.

  • Kitchen exhaust fan - Remove and clean the filter. Clean accumulated grease deposits from the fan housing.

  • Refrigerato - Clean dust from top. Clean refrigerator drain pan. Clean and defrost freezer if necessary.

  • Dishwasher - Check for leaks.

  • Wiring, electrical cords, and plugs - Check for wear or damage. Replace if necessary.

  • Smoke detector - Test for proper operation and replace batteries if necessary.

  • GFI outlets - Test for proper operation.

 

EXTERIOR

  • Foundation - Inspect visible areas, vents, and ducts for cracks, leaks, or blockages.

  • Landscaping - Check for proper drainage. 

  • Concrete and asphalt - Clean oil and grease.

FALL - Home Maintenance

Plumbing

  • Plumbing shut-off valvesInspect for proper operation.

  • Outside faucets - Drain.

  • Water heater - Flush out hot water to remove accumulated sediment.

  • Faucet aerators - Check for proper flow of water. If the flow is reduced, clean the aerator screens. During the first two months, the faucet aerators could require more frequent cleaning.

 

Interior

  • Attic - Examine for evidence of any leaks. Check insulation and remove or add if necessary. Check for evidence of birds, squirrels, raccoons, etc. Check for proper ventilation.

  • Countertops - Inspect for separations at sinks and backsplash. Recaulk where required.

  • Tiled areas - Inspect for loose or missing grout or caulking. Regrout or recaulk if necessary.

  • Shower doors/tub enclosures - Inspect for proper fit. Adjust if necessary. Inspect caulking and recaulk if necessary.

  • Weather stripping - Check caulking around windows and doors. Check window and door screens. Adjust or replace if necessary.

  • Sectional garage doors - Adjust the travel and tension.

  • Fireplace - Inspect flues. Clean if necessary. Inspect fireplace brick and mortar for cracks or damage. 

 

Electrical and Appliances

  • Heating system - Service heating system and heat pump.

  • Cooling system - Remove debris from around units and clean with garden hose. Remove window air conditioner or protect with weatherproof cover. Clean and replace filters if necessary.

  • Refrigerator coils - Clean.

  • Combustible appliances - Inspect and service if necessary.

 

Exterior

  • Roof - Check for leaks. Check for damaged, loose, or missing shingles. Check vents and louvers for birds, nests, squirrels, and insects. Check flashing around roof stacks, vents, and skylights for leaks.

  • Chimney - Clean and check for deteriorating bricks and mortar. Check for leaks. Check for birds, nests, squirrels, and insects.

  • Gutters and downspouts - Clean and check for leaks, misalignment, or damage.

  • Exterior walls - Check for deteriorating bricks and mortar. Check siding for damage or rot. Check painted surfaces for flaking.

  • Landscaping - Trim shrubbery around walls. Remove tree limbs, branches, or debris that can attract insects (no wood or shrubbery should be closer than 3 inches to your house). Maintain grading.

  • Concrete and asphalt - Check for cracks or deterioration. Reseal or repair if necessary.

  • Septic system - Examine septic system drain field for flooding and odor. Have tank pumped yearly.

  • Lawn and patio furniture - Clean and store or cover with weatherproof material.

SPRING - Home Maintenance

Plumbing

  • Water heater - Flush out hot water to remove accumulated sediment.

 

Interior

  • Attic - Examine for evidence of any leaks. Check insulation and remove or add if necessary. Check for evidence of birds, squirrels, raccoons, etc. Check for proper ventilation.

  • Countertops - Inspect for separations at sinks and backsplash. Recaulk where required.

  • Tiled areas - Inspect for loose or missing grout or caulking. Regrout or recaulk if necessary.

  • Shower doors/tub enclosures - Inspect for proper fit. Adjust if necessary. Inspect caulking and recaulk if necessary.

  • Weather stripping - Check caulking around windows and doors. Check window and door screens. Adjust or replace if necessary.

 

Electrical and Appliances

  • Heating and cooling system - General furnace inspection: Look for rust, scaling on heat exchanger, and proper flame color; note odd sounds or smells; and check condition of venting. Remove debris around units.

  • Circuit breakers - Exercise.

  • Refrigerator - Clean coils.

 

Exterior

  • Decks - Scrub mildewed areas and treat for water stains, mildew, and fungus.

  • Roof - Clean. Check for leaks. Check for damaged, loose or missing shingles. Check vents and louvers for birds, nests, squirrels, and insects. Check flashing around roof stacks, vents, and skylights for leaks.

  • Chimney - Clean and check for deteriorating bricks and mortar. Check for leaks. Check for birds, nests, squirrels, and insects.

  • Gutters and downspouts - Clean and check for leaks, misalignment, or damage.

  • Windows - Clean.

  • Exterior walls - Check for deteriorating bricks and mortar. Check siding for damage or rot. Check painted surfaces for flaking.

  • Landscaping - Trim shrubbery around walls. Remove tree limbs, branches, or debris that can attract insects (no wood or shrubbery should be closer than 3 inches to your house). Maintain grading.

  • Concrete and asphalt - Check for cracks or deterioration. Reseal or repair if necessary.

 

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