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Maintaining your home throughout the year is crucial for preventing expensive repairs and ensuring a comfortable living environment. From seasonal tasks to monthly upkeep, keeping your home in top shape requires consistent effort. But don’t worry, we’ve got a comprehensive checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything important. And with our Homescription services, we can help you manage these tasks effortlessly while also providing year-round support through additional services to our home warranty plans including lawn mowing, pest control, house cleaning, and pool cleaning.

Fall Home Maintenance

As the weather cools down and you prepare to use your fireplace and heating system, follow these steps to get ready for the colder months

Indoors:

  • Window/Door Seals: Check seals to prevent drafts and improve heating efficiency.
  • Clean Carpets: Always good practice to do this frequently in the fall since it’s easy to track in dirt and other fall debris. We now offer carpet cleaning services that are easy to schedule on our app.
  • Screen Removal: Remove window screens to protect them from winter storms.
  • Heating System: Inspect your heating system to ensure it’s ready for the season. Our HVAC tune-ups begin in October and help make sure that any necessary maintenance can be caught early so you won’t have to replace your whole unit.
  • Fireplace and Chimney: Clean and inspect to remove fire hazards and prepare for use.
  • Ceiling Fans: Set to rotate *clockwise to better distribute heat.
  • Clean Your Dryer Vent: This is easy to forget to do, but without a proper cleaning it can cause a fire. Schedule a quick appointment to get your dryer event cleaned today in your Homeowner App

Winter Home Maintenance

Winter can be harsh on your home, especially in areas with extreme weather. Here are some tasks to get your home winter-ready:

Outdoors:

  • Gutters and Roof: Clear debris before the first snowfall.
  • Pipes: Check and insulate outside pipes to prevent leaks from freezing water.
  • Hoses and Faucets: Disconnect hoses and turn off outside faucets to avoid freezing.
  • Tree Branches: Trim dead branches to prevent them from causing damage during snowfalls.
  • Planters: Remove soil to prevent breakage from frozen moisture.
  • Handrails: Ensure handrails on steps are sturdy for icy conditions.

  • Indoors:

  • Water Heater: Drain sediment and insulate older models for effeciency.
  • Radiator Clearance: Keep areas around radiators clear to prevent fire hazards.
  • Draft Checks: Double-check door and window seals.
  • Furnace Filters: Change filters for better airflow. There are a number of factors that influence how often you should change your furnace filter including the kind of filter, if you have pets, if you have allergies, and how oftne you’re using your HVAC. As a general rule, if you’re using your heat every day in the winter you should change it every 30-60 days.
  • Home Temperature: Maintain at least 55 degrees to prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Insulation: Add insulation in the attic and walls if necessary.

Spring Home Maintenance

Spring cleaning isn’t just for indoors. Transition your home from winter to spring with these tasks:

Outdoors:

  • Concrete and Woodwork: Inspect for damage and make necessary repairs.
  • Roof Inspection: Check for winter damage.
  • Painting: Repaint the exterior before the hot summer days.
  • Sprinklers and Irrigation: Ensure systems are working for lawn and plant care.
  • Window Cleaning: Remove winter buildup for a clear view. You can now schedule window cleaning in our app!

Indoors:

  • Window Screens: Install and repair as needed.
  • Air Conditioner: Inspect and maintain for upcoming hot weather.
  • Attic Critters: Check for and remove any unwelcome guests.
  • Plumbing Leaks: Repair any winter damage.
  • Ceiling Fans: Set to rotate counterclockwise for cooling.
Seasonal home maintenance keeps this nice white kitchen in top condition.

Summer Home Maintenance

Early summer is perfect for outdoor maintenance and ensuring your home stays cool inside:

Outdoors:

  • Fencing and Decking: Inspect and repair as needed, and consider painting or sealing.
  • Pressure-Washing: Clean the exterior to prevent mildew.
  • Landscaping Projects: Complete large projects like new gardens.
  • Crack Repairs: Fill small exterior cracks to keep critters out. You can also make sure you’ve got pest control set up so then you’ll be double protected. You can get a quote for setting up pest control through Elevate here.
  • Lawn Care: Let us take care of your lawn! You can now easily schedule lawn services in our Homeowner app, or get a quote that is personalized for your yard size.
One of our Home Maintenance Services is lawn care!

Indoors:

  • Ceiling Fans: Clean to prevent allergies. You can use an old pillowcase to do this easily and avoid having the dust go everywhere.
  • Ductwork: Clean to prevent spreading contaminants.
  • Showerheads: Inspect and repair for leaks.
  • Bathroom Exhaust Fans: Clean to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Check your dishwasher for leaks. If you notice anything isn’t working properly, give us a call at 855-349-8824 or set up a request in our app and save $5.

Year-Round Maintenance

In addition to seasonal tasks, keep up with monthly maintenance:

Outdoors:

  • Property Walk-Through: Identify any issues early.
  • Debris Cleanup: Keep the property clear of debris.

Indoors:

  • Fire Extinguishers: Check to ensure they’re functional.
  • Smoke and CO Detectors: Test batteries and function.
  • Plumbing: Run water and flush toilets in unused areas.
  • Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher: Clean to prevent odors.
  • Dryer Vent: Clean to prevent fire hazards.
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Simplify Home Maintenance with a Homescription

Keeping up with home maintenance can be overwhelming. That’s why we created the Homescription. You can pick your coverage from one of our 3 Home Warranty plans and then add additional services that will make your life easier. We now offer premium Home Maintenance Services including lawn mowing, pest control, house cleaning, and pool cleaning. You can learn more and get a quote for those services by clicking here. Our team ensures your home remains in pristine condition year-round, freeing up your time and giving you peace of mind.

Get Started Today!

Contact us to learn more about our Homescription services and how we can help you maintain your home effortlessly. Enjoy the benefits of professional care and ensure your home is always in top shape. You can call us at 855-349-8824 or email our customer care team at cs@elevatehomescriptions.com

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