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Home Maintenance and Safety



ac-repairAs a home owner, it is important to maintain your home and keep your family safe. Often times, however, it is easy to overlook important steps for home maintenance that can save you thousands down the road in repairs. Below is a checklist for each season to help you stay on top of your home maintenance and safety schedule.

Spring Home Maintenance

It’s not called “Spring Cleaning” for nothing! Spring is a really huge month for home safety and maintenance. Here’s a checklist of all the things we recommend doing this spring to maintain your home, keep your family safe and prepare for summer.

– Check the exterior drainage of your home
– Clean out your gutters
– Inspect the exterior of your home
– Schedule a service on your AC system to get ready for Summer
– Check and repair/replace any damaged window screens
– Clear away any dead plants or shrubs from the house
– Check all trees for interference with electric lines
– Inspect your roof for damage and leaks
– Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
– Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (even if they test ok)
– Test your garage door’s auto reverse feature
– Run water and flush toilets in any unused areas
– Vacuum your refrigerator coils
– Check your water softener and add salt if needed

Summer Home Maintenance

With the beautiful weather, summer is an awesome time to focus on the exterior of your home! Here’s a checklist of all the things we recommend doing this summer to keep your family safe maintain your home.

– Check the grout in your bathrooms, kitchen, etc. and repair as needed
– Inspect plumbing for any leaks and clean aerators on faucets
– Take care of any insect problems you have
– Inspect, clean and repair your decks and patios as needed
– Clean out all window wells of debris
– Check and clean your dryer vent and other exhaust vents to exterior of your home
– Clean your garage
– Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
– Test your garage door’s auto reverse feature
– Run water and flush toilets in any unused areas
– Check your water softener and add salt if needed

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall is a fun and busy season when you’re finishing up your summer home maintenance and getting ready for winter. The coming cold, snow and rain can really do a number on your home, so don’t ignore your winter prep, and in Colorado, we all know winter, or at least winter weather, always comes early! Here’s a checklist of all the things we recommend doing this fall to keep your family safe maintain your home.

– Flush your hot water heater and remove any sediment
– Winterize your air conditioning system
– Schedule a heating system tune up to get ready for winter
– Turn off and flush all outdoor water faucets
– Get your chimney cleaned, if you have one
– Test your sump pump
– Check your driveway and pavement for any cracks and repair if needed
– Buy winter gear
– Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
– Test your garage door’s auto reverse feature
– Run water and flush toilets in any unused areas
– Vacuum your refrigerator coils
– Check your water softener and add salt if needed

Winter Home Maintenance

Winter is a great time to go through the inside of your home and check for little things you may have overlooked or decided you’d get around to working on later. If you have any interior projects, now is an awesome time to start tackling those. Here’s a checklist of all the things we recommend doing this fall to keep your family safe maintain your home.

– Regularly inspect your home exterior for ice dams and icicles
– Test your electricity
– Tighten any loose handles, knobs, racks, etc.
– Check all your locks and deadbolts on doors and windows
– Check the caulking around your showers and bathtubs and repair if needed
– Remove your shower-heads and clean any sediment
– Deep clean and inspect your basement
– Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
– Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors (even if they test ok)
– Test your garage door’s auto reverse feature
– Run water and flush toilets in any unused areas
– Check your water softener and add salt if needed

To help keep your HVAC, heating and cooling systems in line, please contact Carbon Valley Heating and Air to schedule your next service.

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