Your Comprehensive Home Maintenance Checklist for 2024

Many of us are starting to work on our 2024 resolutions, and maybe for some of us those include improved home maintenance? In case that is true for you, we have put together a list of recommendations! Owning a home is a constant journey of maintenance and care. As we enter 2024, it is the ideal time to outline a comprehensive home maintenance checklist. Let's ensure your home remains a haven of comfort, safety, and functionality throughout the year…

  1. Exterior Checkup:
  • Roof Inspection: Check for missing or damaged shingles. Look for signs of leaks in the attic.
  • Gutters and Downspouts: Clean gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage. Ensure they're securely attached.
  • Siding and Paint: Inspect for peeling paint or damaged siding. Schedule any needed touch-ups.
  1. Winter-Proofing:
  • Windows and Doors: Check for drafts. Replace weatherstripping if necessary.
  • Heating System: Service your furnace or heating system. Replace filters and ensure it's operating efficiently.
  • Chimney and Fireplace: Schedule a chimney sweep to remove creosote buildup.
  1. Plumbing:
  • Check for Leaks: Inspect under sinks, around toilets, and in the basement for any signs of leaks.
  • Water Heater: Flush your water heater to remove sediment and maintain efficiency.
  1. Electrical System:
  • Inspect Wiring: Check for frayed wires or signs of wear. Replace damaged cords.
  • Test Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Change batteries and ensure proper functioning.
  1. Landscaping:
  • Tree Maintenance: Trim branches away from the house and power lines.
  • Lawn Care: Aerate the lawn, reseed if necessary, and fertilize for healthy growth.
  1. Interior Maintenance:
  • Appliances: Clean refrigerator coils, check the dishwasher for leaks, and clean the dryer vent.
  • Seals and Caulking: Check seals around windows and doors. Reapply caulk as needed.
  • Attic and Basement: Insulate if necessary. Look for signs of pests and address any issues promptly.
  1. Safety Measures:
  • Fire Extinguishers: Ensure they're in accessible locations and haven't expired.
  • Emergency Kit: Update your emergency kit with fresh supplies.
  • Security Systems: Test alarms and replace batteries in keyless entry systems.
  1. Tech Check:
  • Smart Home Devices: Update firmware and check the functionality of smart home devices.
  • Wi-Fi and Network: Ensure proper functioning and update passwords for security.
  1. Seasonal Tasks:
  • Spring: Check sprinkler systems and outdoor faucets.
  • Summer: Service air conditioning units. Clean and repair deck or patio.
  • Fall: Rake leaves, clean gutters, and winterize outdoor equipment.
  1. Financial Checkup:
  • Insurance Policies: Review and update homeowners and other relevant insurance policies.
  • Budgeting: Assess your home maintenance budget for the year.


Regular maintenance is the key to preserving your home's value and ensuring a comfortable living environment. Following this checklist will set you on the path to a well-maintained and happy home in 2024. Here’s to happy home care in the new year!

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