Home Maintenance
Home Maintenance Checklist

Home Maintenance Checklist


  • Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Flush water heater to remove sediment
  • Change furnace air filter
  • Check space heaters and other heating devices to ensure safe operation
  • Inspect roof and gutters for ice dams
  • Check ceilings for water stains
  • Patch holes and cracks in drywall
  • Touch-up interior paint
  • Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank
  • Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration
  • Vacuum lint from dryer vent


  • Mow lawn or schedule service with a lawn care provider
  • Fertilize lawn, sow grass seed
  • Unpack grill and patio furniture
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Check roof for damage
  • Remove storm windows, install screens
  • Maintenance A/C
  • Test sump pump and backup battery
  • Wipe down the trim and doors throughout your home
  • Clean furniture and draperies if needed


  • Water lawn, maintain landscaping
  • Check siding for damage, pressure-wash if necessary
  • Touch up exterior paint
  • Check roof integrity after major storm
  • Inspect driveways, patio and sidewalks for cracks and damage
  • Inspect deck and wooden structures for rot
  • Check roof eves, soffits and home exterior for animal nesting
  • Maintenance garage door


  • Yard clean up: rake leaves, remove branches, clear flower beds
  • Fertilize lawn, sow grass seed if needed
  • Inspect gutters and downspouts for damage
  • Check roof for damage and inspect for missing shingles
  • Trim tree branches away from the roof and gutters
  • Change furnace air filter (should be done monthly)
  • Inspect fireplace, hire a chimney cleaning service (if applicable)

Late Fall

  • Remove remaining leaves or branches from yard
  • Clean out gutters
  • Check windows and doors for cold air infiltration, install weatherstripping and caulk as needed
  • Remove screens, install storm windows
  • Insulate pipes in unheated areas of the home
  • Put away lawn equipment and hoses
  • Wrap outdoor spigots, winterize irrigation
  • Cover grill and patio furniture
  • Maintenance lawn mower and store for winter
  • Change furnace air filter and maintenance home heating system

Tip: Change the furnace filter on a monthly basis to improve your home’s indoor air quality and help your system run efficiently and optimally.

Tip #2: Schedule a home energy assessment in the fall to determine where cold air is entering your home.

Natalia Blackie
Natalia Blackie is a REALTOR® and Broker Associate with RE/MAX Alliance specializing in residential homes in Colorado all along the Front Range with over 20+ years in marketing experience. Natalia help clients find the home that best fits their unique needs, then provides high-quality results that meet their objectives. She has worn many hats in her career — designer, marketer, content strategist, and business owner. As a result, she has a unique ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges. Natalia is also a member of the following associations: Denver Metro Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Builders Realty Council, Arvada Chamber of Commerce, Active Volunteer and Board member of the Citizen’s Police Academy of Arvada Alumni. If you have a real estate need I can help with, please get in touch. Real Estate Designations include: Accredited Commercial Practitioner (ACP®), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA®), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR®), and REALTOR®