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Home Maintenance Checklist Template

Real Estate

Used to keep your home up to date on maintenance matters.


  • Clean kitchen sink disposal
  • Inspect and change HVAC filters
  • Clean range hood filters
  • Inspect your fire extinguisher


  • Test smoke or carbon dioxide detector
  • Test auto reverse feature on garage door
  • Run water and flush toilets in any bathroom that is rarely used
  • Check water softener and add salt to it


  • Test water heater pressure relief valve
  • Deep clean the house
  • Replace batteries in any smoke detectors
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils



  • Check exterior drainage
  • Clean out gutters
  • Inspect the exterior of your home
  • Get your air conditioning system ready for summer; consider having it serviced
  • Repair / replace damaged windows screens
  • Clear dead plants / shrubs from the house
  • Check trees for interference with electrical lines
  • Inspect roofing damage, leaks, etc


  • Check grout in bathrooms, kitchen, etc.; repair as needed
  • Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets
  • Take care of any insect problems you may have
  • Clean and repair deck/patio as needed
  • Clean out window wells of debris
  • Check and clean dryer vent, other exhaust vents to exterior of home
  • Clean garage


  • Flush hot water heater and remove sediment
  • Winterize air conditioning systems
  • Get heating system ready for winter
  • Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets
  • Get chimney cleaned, if you have one
  • Test sump pump
  • Check driveway / pavement for cracks
  • Buy winter gear like sidewalk salt and shovels


  • Regularly check for ice dams and icicles
  • Test your electricity to the extent that you can
  • Tighten any handles, knobs, racks, etc
  • Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows
  • Check caulking around showers and bathtubs; repair as needed
  • Remove shower heads and clean sediment
  • Deep clean and inspect the basement