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Seasonal Services by Handyman Matters

Use our seasonal home maintenance checklists to keep your home in tip-top condition. Simple repairs on a regular basis can help prevent costly repairs later and can make your home more comfortable, livable and beautiful. Do your house proud and schedule Handyman Matters for your home maintenance needs today.

Spring home maintenance checklist

  • Check outdoor paint for peeling, cracking and coverage
  • Inspect attic for insulation and leak stains
  • Inspect weather stripping, thresholds, transitions, and windows
  • Inspect exterior trim, gutters, and downspouts
  • Review storage area and move temperature sensitive material to warmer areas
  • Drain outdoor faucets and winterize hoses and spigots
  • Clean gutters
  • Remove screens and install storm windows
  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, if needed change batteries.
  • Tighten handrails and grab bars

Summer home maintenance checklist

  • Clean and adjust ceiling fans
  • Change hose and nozzle washers start up and check for leaks
  • Remove storm windows & install screens
  • Trim and shape shrubbery
  • General exterior cleanup
  • Clean, inspect and reattach gutters as required
  • Change indoor air filters
  • Tighten screws and nails on decks and patios
  • Clean and seal all decks and railings
  • Seal cracks in concrete
  • Sharpen lawnmower blades
  • Repair drywall dings and use touch–up paint
  • Clean out fridge condenser coils and drip pan
  • Start up sprinklers and check each zone
  • Turn on exterior house faucets
  • Inspect chimney cap and masonry

Fall home maintenance checklist

  • Seal, patch blacktop drive
  • Check, tighten and adjust fences, gates and doors
  • Fill all sinks, drain and check for leaks
  • Check toilet for leaks
  • Change indoor air filters
  • Check and tighten all light fixtures, wall plugs and wall switches
  • Align and adjust all cabinet doors
  • Check trim and woodwork for scratches, cracks or pulling away
  • Flush hot water heater and refill
  • Check crawl–space for moisture and leaks
  • Check and clean air registers and grills
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Clean dryer vents and exhaust vents
  • Inspect roof for missing shingles and gaps around pipes and corners
  • Check linoleum for rips, tears and curling
  • Check for erosion or shifting around house
  • Bury any exposed sprinkler, wiring or cable lines
  • Wash windows

Winter home maintenance checklist

  • Turn on and test gas ?replaces
  • Hang “seasonal” lighting
  • Check all pipes to prevent freezing
  • Set floor registers and grills to maximize airflow
  • Tighten handrails and grab bars
  • Check appliance cords, plugs and ?xtures for damage or overload
  • Test GFCI’s for functionality and safety
  • Home safety check: trip hazards, loose carpet, loose steps, concrete, hanging & wires, slippery surfaces, holes, splinters, etc…
  • Check all faucets and sinks for leaks and drainage
  • Run and check garbage disposal
  • Tighten door handles, hinge screws and towel racks