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.




Furnace filters

Clean or replace

Every 4 months

Water heater

Drain 5-10 gallons

Every 4 months


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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