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HOME CARE CHECKLIST

ON A Monthly BASIS

  • Clean or replace the HVAC filters - typically located at your fresh air return.
  • Inspect, clean, and/or replace kitchen vent hood filters (non-charcoal filters).
  • Flush all toilets and run water through all sinks, especially in bathrooms that are not used on a regular basis.

ON A QUARTERLY BASIS

  • Check the exterior drainage conditions to ensure nothing is causing water to stand in puddles for more than 48 hours, and that water from any source is not draining toward your foundation.
  • Check your GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) for proper operations by tripping the circuit interrupter buttons and then resetting them. If they will not trip and reset, fill out a Warranty Request on www.gwhaz.com for service or information on what to do.
  • Check movement of garage doors and lubricate moving parts as needed.
  • Inspect and clean all window weep holes for water drainage.
  • Check attic for signs of moisture & even distribution of insulation.
  • Clean your faucet aerators and inspect your plumbing for leaks (includes all p-traps (waste line at sinks) and angle stops (shut-offs at toilets and sinks).
  • Clean and sharpen your garbage disposal by running a tray of ice cubes and depositing a cleaning (foaming) product into the disposal.

ON A SEASONAL BASIS

  • Every six months, inspect and service your HVAC system.
  • Inspect and adjust landscaping water drip system and sprinklers to accommodate higher/colder temperatures.
  • Twice a year, you should inspect and repair the following caulked areas, as necessary:
    • Kitchen and bath wet areas: Ensure that th caulked areas are not cracked and separating. If they are, you will need to re-seal those areas.
    • Bathroom areas: Check the sealant where the stool meets the floor to insure the sealant is intact.
    • Window and door seals.
    • Around all penetrations (hose, faucets, duct work from vents).
    • Stucco or mortar cracks.
    • Interior settling or shrinkage sheetrock cracks.

ON AN ANNUAL BASIS

  • Flush your hot water heater. This may be necessary on a more frequent basis if you live in an area with extremely hard water.
  • Have a licensed plumber inspect and test your hot water heater safety valve (T&P Valve typically located on the top or near the top part of the water heater).
  • Inspect your garage door(s), rails and lock system; adjust and lubricate, as necessary. Consider changing your garage door opener code as a security precaution.
  • Inspect or have your home fire extinguishers tested.
  • Test and/or replace smoke alarm and carbon monoxide batteries.
  • Visually check for missing, loose, or cracked roof tiles.
  • Visually check for missing, loose, or cracked roof tiles.
  • Check exterior wood, windows and door surfaces for deterioration.
SUBMIT WARRANTY REQUEST

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE JUST A FEW MAINTENANCE TIPS AND MAY NOT COVER A COMPLETE LIST OF TASKS REQUIRED OF MAINTAINING YOUR NEW HOME.