Inspect roof surface, flashing, eaves and softies. Repair if needed.
Clean debris from gutters and down spouts more frequently if needed. Inspect and repair weaknesses. Check for proper drainage.
Fill cracks in windowsills, doorsills and thresholds with caulk and repaint if required.
Clean window and door screens and repair or replace. Tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames and repaint. Replace broken, worn or missing hardware. Tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.
Lubricate hot-water heating system circulating pump and motor.
Inspect exterior paint. If repainting is required, use the same color for better coverage. Homes with wood exteriors usually need repainting every two to four years, and more frequently for walls exposed to direct sunlight.
Repair driveways that are cracked, broken or uneven for safe walking.
Check the shut-off valves at all plumbing fixtures to make sure they function.
Lubricate garage door hardware to ensure doors travel smoothly.
Replace brittle, worn or damaged extension cords.
Review your fire escape plan with your family.
Check for leaks under cabinets and hot water heater.
Check flow of water in faucet aerators. Clean aerator screens if water levels are reduced. In rooms where sinks, showers or bathtubs are not often used, run water into drains to keep sink traps filled.