Homeowner Maintenance Responsibilities

Just like an automobile, there are many items in your home that require regular maintenance and/or inspection. The following table details many such items and it is your responsibility as a homeowner to see that these tasks are performed. Failure to perform the tasks as indicated may void certain aspects of your home’s warranty.

Item

Task

Frequency

Furnace filters

Clean or replace

Every 4 months

Water heater

Drain 5-10 gallons

Every 4 months

Crawlspace

Check entire area

Every other month

Water connections (dishwasher, clothes washer, sinks)

Check under and behind, retighten as necessary

Weekly 1st-4th weeks, December 1st, June 1st

Sprinkler heads

Check & adjust

Weekly during watering season

Sprinkler main filter

Remove & clean

May 1st & July 15th

Sprinkler system

Blow out water

No later than Nov 10th

Smoke detectors

Replace batteries

Dec 1st, June 1st

Trees & shrubs

Deep water

Weekly 1st-4th weeks, Nov 1st, Mar 15th

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