Seasonal Home Checklist In Ann Arbor

New Home in Springtime

As you tour prospective new homes with a Real Estate One Ann Arbor agent, one of the first things you have to consider is what seasonal maintenance to perform to keep your new home in mint condition. Follow this simple seasonal home checklist to help you make a more informed decision.

Spring Checklist

Following the heavy usage of winter, your furniture may require some TLC, and you'll undoubtedly need to spend some time sprucing up the lawn.

  • Clean aerators on shower heads and faucets
  • Inspect your AC for operational issues
  • Inspect and caulk tub and shower, as needed
  • Fertilize your yard without getting it on your concrete to avoid stains
  • Inspect the exterior and note any paint, stain, caulking or other touch-ups needed
  • Clean fins on the outside AC condenser
  • Check swales to ensure unfettered water control
  • Look for any termite damage or signs
  • Inspect the roof and wood fences

Summer is often the busiest time for lawn maintenance.

Summer Checklist

As the temperatures steadily rise, be sure to check your AC and perform other essential tasks best suited for summer.

  • Change AC intake filer filter (monthly)
  • Clean the carpet
  • Use wood conditioner on cabinets
  • Make doors easy to open with silicone spray on the hinges and locks
  • Lubricate rollers and hardware on the garage door and opener
  • Fertilize your yard without getting it on your concrete to avoid stains
  • May need to water lawn more often
  • Seed and feed bare spots in the yard
  • Deep-water shrubs and bushes
  • Check the swales to make sure water can flow freely

Fall Checklist

As you tour homes with Realtor Matt Dejanovich, you may want to keep ease of maintenance in mind. Fall and winter maintenance vary significantly from spring and summer upkeep.

  • Inspect weather stripping on your doors
  • Test the furnace for correct operation
  • Inspect the dryer vents and remove debris and lint
  • Seed and feed lawn
  • Rake leaves for compost
  • Inspect your roof and vents

Winter Checklist

Winter lows can hit the freezing mark multiple times a day in Ann Arbor. Be sure to check your furnace for proper operation regularly and also perform these seasonal maintenance and repair tasks.

  • Apply annual pest control
  • Get the carpet cleaned
  • Lubricate door hinges, latches and hardware
  • Use wood conditioner on cabinets
  • Re-caulk joints in the driveway as needed
  • Drain any outside faucets and take of the hoses

Seasonal Home Checklist (Every Season)

Some tasks should be done on a regular schedule. The easiest way to do this is to set aside time when you do your maintenance each season.

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide filters
  • Test GFCI receptacles
  • Change furnace filter (spring, fall, winter)
  • Inspect backsplash and re-caulk as needed
  • Check drainage swales for proper water flow

Contact Us

For other great tips, visit Real Estate One Ann Arbor online. Contact Realtor Matt Dejanovich at (734) 476-7100 to find your next home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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