Home Maintenance Checklist

Taking care of your home on a consistent basis can be time consuming, but cost saving and useful in the long run. Staying on top of home maintenance will help foster a safe, healthy and comfortable home for you and your family. We are here to help with a to-do list broken down into when and how often they should be completed.

Quarterly to-do list

  • Check for pests and look for possible entry points into your home.
  • Deep clean kitchen.
  • Look for leaks around toilets and sinks.
  • Inspect grout and caulking in shower and tubs.

Twice a year to-do list

  • Wash windows and screens.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.

Annual to-do list

  • Have a licensed roofer inspect roof for damaged or loose shingles.
  • Clean out dryer vent.
  • Defrost freezer.
  • Power wash and reseal deck.
  • Have chimney inspected and cleaned.
  • Check weather stripping around windows and doors.
  • Flush water heater.

Always know where your main water shutoff and gas shutoff are in case of emergency.

For more tips or to learn about our A rated home insurance, visit http://www.westernmutual.com.

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