The Essential Home Maintenance Checklist

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Whether you’ve lived in your house for years or you’re transitioning to a new home, it’s important to keep up with regular home maintenance to ensure it remains in good condition. At HB Home Services, we provide all of our customers with quality home repair services in Arlington, VA. Whether you’re in need of a gutter installation, kitchen renovation, siding replacement and more, you can rely on our professional team to provide you with efficient and convenient services that are personalized to your needs. 

If you’re ready for a home maintenance checkup before the winter arrives, HB Home Services can provide the best home improvement services and advice that you can benefit from. Below, we provide a checklist of the essential home repairs that should be tended to throughout each season: 

Monthly Home Improvements

Sometimes the following steps can be easily overlooked, especially if you already have a busy schedule, so it’s good to always have a professional team come in and assist you. 

  • Clean the furnace of debris and dust
  • Clean out faucets and showerheads to remove mineral deposits
  • Unclog any drains
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspect electrical cords for wear
  • Vacuum out heat vents
  • Check that all vents are unblocked
  • Clean the garbage disposal


At HB Home Services, our team can offer recommendations, replacements and installations for features of your home that may need updates to ensure your home is functioning properly and remains in great condition throughout the seasons. 

Fall Home Improvement 

As the cooler seasons approach, this is a great time to improve your home. Here are a few of the maintenance items that need to be checked off your list this Fall: 

  • Rake leaves
  • Check your heating systems and get them inspected
  • Check and clean your fireplaces
  • Seal any cracks or gaps in your windows and weather-strip if necessary 
  • Touch up paint on shutters and exterior of the house
  • Power wash
  • Repair driveway or get a new blacktop
  • Remove leaves from the gutters
  • Drain and winterize exterior plumbing
  • Check home appliances before the holidays
  • Repair or fully replace siding
  • Replace batteries in your house detectors 
  • Clean the carpets or hardwood floors 
  • Drain and store away hoses and sprinklers 
  • Check the water heater for any leaks 

Winter Home Improvement

Winter is the time of the year that really impacts your house. Be sure that everything is running smoothly before the snow and freezing temperatures arrive. You don’t want to be left with a broken heater or leaking pipes. If you’re unsure that you have everything covered, then contact us at HB Home Services to get an estimate on what needs to be replaced. 

  • Cover your air-conditioning unit 
  • Check the basement for leaks
  • Inspect the roof and gutters for any damage before snowstorms
  • Clean and vacuum out the refrigerator
  • Clean drains and tubs and hire a professional to check your pipes for the winter

Spring Home Improvement 

Spring is a wonderful time of the year for being outside. When you’re out, this is a great opportunity to inspect the outside of your house and check for any damages that might have occurred over the winter. Here’s a list of things to check:

  • Inspect roofing for damaged shingles from the winter
  • Change your air-conditioning filters
  • Clean window and door screens
  • Polish wood furniture and dust light fixtures
  • Refinish the deck
  • Power-wash windows and siding
  • Remove leaves from gutters
  • Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Have a professional inspect and pump the septic tank
  • Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking
  • Vacuum lint from the dryer vent
  • Inspect chimney for damage
  • Check sprinkler heads
  • Drain or flush water heater
  • Fertilize your lawn

Summer Home Improvement

While it may not be nice to do any home improvements in the heat of summer, it may be necessary depending on what the repairs your home needs. Luckily, you don’t have to do this alone. At HB Home Services, we provide not only guidance, but we can manage your installations, replacements, and renovations so you don’t have to. Here is what you should keep in mind during the summer season: 

  • Oil garage-door opener and chain, garage door, and all door hinges
  • Remove lint from inside and outside washer hoses and dryer vents
  • Clean kitchen exhaust fan filter
  • Clean refrigerator and freezer coils and empty and clean drip trays
  • Check dishwasher for leaks
  • Check around kitchen and bathroom cabinets and around toilets for leaks
  • Replace interior and exterior faucet and showerhead washers if needed
  • Seal tile grout
  • Prune trees and shrubs


HB Home Services: Excellent Home Repair Services in Arlington, VA 

If your home is in need of improvements, our skilled team at HB Home Services can help you! We provide high-quality and efficient renovations, installations, and home repair services in Arlington, VA. We understand the value of your home, so we treat it as our own home. Our expert builders and home improvement specialists are ready to transform your home to your specific needs.

Contact us at (703) 764-0498 for a free quote and learn more about our home improvement services.