Maintenance Tips

By staying on top of necessary, regular maintenance projects, you will avoid very costly repairs later, Schedule a My Handyman OnDemand professional to take care of all your maintenance needs.


• Check for damaged, discolored, or missing ceiling tiles
• Check all water sources for leaks and drain speed
• Tighten door handles, closers and hinge screws
• Check doors for bumpers and proper closing
• Review all flooring for damage
• Vaccum out all compressors and grills


• Inspect all lighting fixtures and trim kits
• Check caulking for appearance and protection
• Tighten and inspect toilet paper holder, paper towel holder, and mirrors in bathrooms and kitchens
• Check all countertops for chipping and peeling
• Confirm keys and label


• Inspect ceramic tiles for cracks and appearance
• Secure any lose wallpaper and corner protectors
• Start up sprinkler system and check operation
• Flush hot water heater and re-fill
• Trim and shape shrubbery and tree limbs
• Detailed clean up of leaves and debris


• Change smoke detectors and CO batteries
• Inspect siding, soffit, fascia, and masonry
• Check all hand railings for stabiity and wear
• Inspect gutters: clean and reattach as necessary
• Check over roof for missing shingles, protective rocks, damage, or gaps - cover as necessary


• Check carpet for stains, popping seams, rumples and general damage
• Walk concrete driveways and sidewalks for cracks, chips, pot holes and tripping hazards
• Check tile and linoleum for rips, tears and curling
• Tighten all loose screws on wall plaques, pictures and wall hangings


• Check for loose tiles and cracking grout
• Check all water sources for leaks and drain speed
• Check trim, woodwork, and base coverings for scratches, cracking or pulling away
• Inspect drywall for dings and touch up paint
• Change intake and return air filters
• Vacuum out all compressors and grills


• Run through all sprinkler zones to check for proper coverage and operation
• Check rocks and landscaping for proper weed barrier performance
• Check for shifting or erosion around the foundation
• Check all landscape timber and edging
• Tighten all loose screws and nails on fences, gates and latches
• Bury any exposed wiring or sprinkler lines


• Check all exterior lighting fixtures and lenses
• Inspect exterior siding, windows and doors
• Check outdoor paint for peeling, cracking and proper coverage
• Run through all sprinkler zones (repeat due to heat)


• Inspect caulking, weather stripping, door transitions, exterior trim, gutters and downspouts
• Go through storage - organize, label and move temperature sensitive products to warmer area
• Test and confirm all water supplies have functioning water shut-offs
• Tighten loose plumbing


• Drain outdoor faucets and winterize sprinkler system
• Clean all roof drainage pipes and gutters
• Check fire extinguisher for proper charge and availability


• Change smoke detector and CO batteries
• Double check all pipes to prevent freezing
• Set and clean all floor registers and intake grills for proper airflow
• Label breaker box


• Check electrical cords and plugs on lights and appliances for damage or overload
• Test all outlets and GFCI for proper installation, grounding, functionality and safety
• Tighten all handrails

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