Annual Household Maintenance Checklist
Start the year knowing your home is in good shape by checking in on these annual household maintenance items. Some are items you can easily do yourself. Others require a professional, but we have Approved Home Pros who will do many of these services free of charge, or at a discount for Approved Home Pro users.
ITEMS FOR THE PROS
Schedule an annual furnace and air conditioning inspection. Have them change your filters as well. Then, change them yourself regularly throughout the year.
- RESOURCES: Mauzy Heating & Air (10% up to $500 off) 619-320-6080
Protect your home from termite damage by catching the problem early. Annual termite inspections are recommended.
- RESOURCES: Best Rate Termite (free inspection) 619-407-909
Ecola Termite & Pest (free inspection) 619-365-9030
DECK AND WOOD INSPECTION
In our moist, coastal climate it is a good idea to get your deck and wooden structural areas (such as facia and eves) checked for potential rot and damage.
- RESOURCES: Best Rate Repair (free inspection) 619-407-9097
Pitched roofs should be inspected every 2-3 years. Flat roofs should be inspected annually.
- RESOURCES: Extreme Roofing (free inspection) 619-500-9944
Milholland Roofing (free inspection) 619-320-7373
Top Line Roofing (free inspection) 858-905-5903
Have your pool equipment inspected. For salt-water pools, the capsule and filter should be cleaned.
- RESOURCES: Payan Pool Service (Get 10% off) 619-202-1153
THINGS YOU CAN DO YOURSELF
CLEAN DRYER VENT
A dirty or clogged dryer vent is a huge fire danger. Detach your dryer vent and vacuum out lint with a shop vac, and continue to clean the vent regularly.
Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector to ensure the alarms will work in the event of an emergency.
CHECK WATER SHUT OFFS
Check hot and cold water shut offs at every fixture as well as the main valve by actually turning them on and off.
FLUSH YOUR TANKLESS WATER HEATER
If you have an on-demand (tankless) water heater, follow the manufacture’s instructions and flush out your system.
- RESOURCES: Black Mountain Plumbing 619-399-2203
Emory Plumbing 619-777-8177
Flush out silt and debris in area drainage lines.
CLEAN RAIN GUTTERS
Remove debris from rain gutters and downspouts to ensure water will flow in the specified path.
WINDOWS AND DOORS
Check weather-stripping and seals on all doors and windows. If they leak or need to be replaced, go to Ace Hardware, or call one of our handymen.
If you need more info, never hesitate to reach out to us at 855-840-A-PRO. Our Approved Home Pros are here to help. Happy New Year!