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2015 Routine Maintenance Schedule – By Scrubright Cleaning and Maintenance Service

Posted on 01. Jan, 2015 by in all, Magazine Articles

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The importance of having a maintenance schedule is so that any minor maintenance projects won’t become a major repair.  Many potential problems can be avoided by following a maintenance program.  Although things do break or need repairs, I hope this [suggested] month to month schedule will help avoid those costly repairs. 

January

  • Change your disposable air filters and wash all permanent filters
  • Change batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 

February

  • Check all cords on appliances for wear (electric tape or replace)
  • Clean dust on the back panel of your fridge 

March

  • Check the outside of your property for insect infestation
  • Check the roof for any damage from winter 

April

  • Check all windows and sliding door screens for holes (patch where necessary)
  • Remove all the screens and clean them (reinstall) 

May

  • Turn on all outside faucets or spouts to check for winter freeze
  • Check your siding for weathering, mildew or popped nails 

June

  • Change your disposable air filters and wash all permanent filters
  • Shut off power to water heater then flush it out to remove any sediment.  Refill 

July

  • Check your patios, decks, driveways and walkways for any cracks or split wood
  • Fill in any cracks in concrete driveways and walkways.  Replace any split wood. 

August

  • Check outside of property to see if it needs painting or staining and touch up
  • Check all drainage on outside of property and improve where needed 

September

  • If you have any sun lights, make sure the flashing is still intact
  • Check that all thermostats work properly 

October

  • Have your furnace and chimney cleaned
  • Clean all outside gutters and downspouts 

November

  • Check all the weather stripping around all the doors and windows and replace if necessary
  • Protect your plants and soil from the winter freeze 

December

  • Check how well your electrical system is before using a lot of holiday lights. 

Reprinted from the Rental Housing Association, UPDATE.