Spring isn’t the only time of year when you need to do a check up on your house. Each month of each season, there are small things you can do throughout the year to keep your house in tip-top shape! Below are just a few things you can do each month. Download the full checklist at the bottom! Didn’t get the chance to read the Spring Cleaning Series Parts 1-3? Click here to read Part 1- Exterior, Part 2 – Kitchen, and Part 3 – Kids Rooms.


Change furnace filters
Check for Ice Dams and Icicles – this can lead to flooding behind your walls. Don’t know what an Ice Dam is? Read about them here.

Clean and Vacuum curtains
Check caulking around bathtubs and showers

March – SPRING
Check exterior drainage
Get A/C serviced – get ready for those higher temperatures!

Clear dead plants/shrubs – make the front of your home spring ready by also planting bright flowers
Check water softener

Pump and inspect septic tank – make sure the company you hire does BOTH at the SAME time. Some companies will charge you to come back out and inspect it after its been pumped.
Oil garage door tracks

Power wash windows and siding – use a water/bleach combination to get rid of any mold/mildew.
Clean out the garage

Clean refrigerator coils
Clean garbage disposal

Check for signs of ants and destructive insects

Get heater serviced – Its about to start getting cool again!
Check weather stripping

October – FALL
Clear gutters and downspouts
Clean and inspect chimney – most house fires start due to a blocked chimney!

Clean carpets
Check fire extinguisher

December – WINTER
Inspect appliance hoses
Check sinks and toilets

Download the full printable checklist HERE!