The Annual Home Maintenance Checklist You Need


As the weather warms up and you enjoy more time at home, there’s no better time to conduct a thorough home maintenance check. This list will help you identify any issues that may arise over the summer months.


Before you get to the specifics, there are a few things you should consider in general.

  • Do you have any major leaks on you stainless grates? If so, they need to be fixed immediately.
  • Are your gutters clogged up with debris or other materials that might prevent water from draining properly?
  • Have you noticed any cracks in your drains and pipes? If so, make sure to have them repaired as soon as possible.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s dive into some specifics for each type of drainage system: pipes and downspouts (for rainwater), waste lines (for sewage), and vents (to release air pressure within the tubes).

Air conditioning

  • Adjust the thermostat. The easiest way to keep your air conditioning running smoothly is to keep the thermostat at a comfortable temperature by day and night. This will keep your unit from running too hard, which can damage it over time.
  • Change the filters by hiring a professional lik Daikin air conditioning in Sydney. Changing your filters regularly is critical to keeping the air inside your home clean and free of allergens, but that’s not all: it also helps extend the life of your HVAC system by preventing dirt buildup in internal components like compressors and condensers.
  • Check for leaks around windows, doors, and vents—and fix them! Air leakage can cause significant energy losses in an HVAC system… so make sure you seal up any leaks that might be escaping from these spots before they become big problems down the road!
  • Inspect for other signs of trouble (such as visible dents or cracks) that may indicate damage has occurred under the hood; if there are any signs of trouble here then take steps immediately – without prompt attention, these issues could lead eventually lead to costly repairs later on down the line

Kitchen exhaust

  • Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning starts with cleaning the fan and vents. A greasy vent can be a fire hazard, so it’s important to clean them regularly. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust or debris from the fan and vents.
  • Clean filters. Filters should be replaced every few months, depending on how often you cook and what kind of food you make in your kitchen. If you have an exhaust fan above your stovetop or range hood, check that its filter is clean by removing it from its housing and looking for grease buildup inside (in some cases, this may require washing with soap water).
  • Check for leaks in ductwork or between connections where air can leak out of your system without traveling through all parts of your home first—this will cause unnecessary energy usage in addition to making noise as air escapes through cracks in older systems over time! If there are any suspicious-looking joints where ducts meet up together then try pushing down on each one gently while watching closely for popping noises coming out behind them; if nothing happens then don’t worry about it being broken – but remember how many times

Basement and foundation

  • Check for cracks in the foundation. If you live in an area with frost-heaving or expansive soils, there’s a good chance that your basement floor has a crack or two. These are easy to spot and usually easy to fix by filling them with concrete.
  • Check for leaks and moisture. Look for signs of water damage on the walls or flooring, especially if it’s uninsulated concrete like I’ve got in my basement. If you notice any signs of moisture buildup from pipes leaking through your walls (or if you just want peace of mind), have a professional come out to take a look at what’s going on down there:
  • Mold and mildew
  • Signs of termites or other pests

Fire extinguishers

A fire extinguisher should be kept in every home, as well as in your car and at work. They’re also a must-have during outdoor activities like camping or hiking.

  • Know where it is

Fire extinguishers are heavy and bulky, so they should be stored close to an exit point in case you need to use one quickly. You should know exactly where yours is before an emergency happens so you can get to it quickly—and safely!

  • Be prepared for all kinds of fires

Different types of fires require different types of extinguishers, so make sure you have the right one on hand. A common mistake is to buy a multipurpose model that covers both oil fires and electrical fires but not kitchen grease fires (which can be extinguished with water). Make sure you know what type of fire your family faces most often and which type of extinguisher will work best for those situations (for example ABC-type fire extinguishers are best for ordinary combustibles such as wood or paper).

  • Practice using your device regularly—and replace it when necessary!

Emergency supplies

In addition to the annual and seasonal maintenance tasks, it’s important to have an emergency supply of items on hand at all times. The following is a list of things you should keep stocked for when the unexpected happens:

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights/lanterns
  • A weather radio (or two)
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher(s)

Roofing and guttering

  • Roofing and guttering Check for leaks by looking for patches of dampness on the ceiling below. You can also check your gutters and downpipes, which should be free from moss, algae, and leaf debris.
  • Exterior walls Check for any damage to external walls (such as cracks in render), broken windows or doors, holes in window frames where water may get in to cause rot, missing flashing around valley gutters and eaves troughs, loose or damaged window sills that allow rainwater to seep into your home.


  • Clean the oven.
  • Clean the refrigerator.
  • Clean the dishwasher.
  • Clean the microwave.
  • Clean the stove.

Cleaning appliances

  • Clean the oven, inside and out. If it’s been a while since you cleaned your oven, you may want to give it a thorough cleaning before the holidays. A dirty oven can be hazardous to your health as it could cause food poisoning and other illnesses. Make sure to clean the burners with soap and water, then wipe them dry before using them again.
  • Clean your refrigerator coils thoroughly with a vacuum cleaner attachment or brush attachment (if available). This will help prevent mildew from growing on them, which means less work for you down the road! Don’t forget about those hard-to-reach areas at the back of the fridge–they’re easy to forget but still need regular cleaning like any other part of this appliance!


These are just a few of the home maintenance tasks that you can do yourself or hire someone else to do. Some of them seem like common sense, but others are things you may have never thought about. By doing these checks regularly, your home will be more value, safer, cleaner, and more comfortable for everyone who lives there!

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