Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Florida

By February 27, 2020August 17th, 2020Home Maintenance
Home Maintenance Checklist

Looking for the ultimate home maintenance schedule and checklist for Florida homes? Well here it is!

This checklist is mainly designed for Florida homes due to the weather, environment and seasonality.

Monthly Home Maintenance in Florida

Monthly

  • Test your GFCI outlets to lengthen the lifespan and ensure operation
  • Exercise your circuit breakers by turning them on and off to ensure operation
  • Test your AFCI breakers to ensure operation and lengthen lifespan
  • Replace your HVAC filter if you have a large family or many pets to lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC unit
  • Ensure your pool is being properly maintained to avoid costly repairs. Consider hiring a pool guy
  • Ensure your sprinklers are being properly maintained by running a test
Florida Home Maintenance Schedule

Quarterly

  • Replace your HVAC Filter to lengthen the lifespan of the unit
  • Check sinks and around toilets for leaks to prevent further cabinet damage
  • Clear vegetation away from your home to prevent water intrusion and keep bugs away
  • Look for stains on your ceilings to find roof leaks
  • Clean your Gutters to prevent roof leaks and moisture intrusion
  • Check your exterior faucets for drips/leaks to avoid costly water bills
  • Oil Garage Door Springs for improved lifespan
Florida Seasonal Maintenance

Season Maintenance

  • Clean gutters after Fall to avoid roof leaks and water intrusion
  • Have your HVAC system serviced in the Spring (before Summer) and Fall (before Winter) to ensure it will continue working and to avoid high service fees
  • Check drainage and grading to ensure water flows away from your home before the rainy season
Hurricane Preparedness Kits & Checklists

Hurricane Preparation

yearly home maintenance

Yearly

  • Replace smoke detector batteries and test for operation
  • Flush out your water heater by connecting a hose and opening the bottom valve
  • Clean your dryer vent by using this tool to prevent house fires
  • Pressure wash your home
  • Have an annual home maintenance inspection by a home inspector (this is especially useful for your roof and attic – catching a leak ahead of time will be less costly)
  • Order a termite inspection if you do not have a termite bond
  • Give your house a deep DEEP DEEP clean
  • Check grout at kitchens, tubs, showers, and sinks to avoid water damage

Do you think we missed something in our home maintenance schedule? Comment below!

Aaron Shishilla

Author Aaron Shishilla

Aaron Shishilla is the youngest registered professional inspector in Florida. Coming from a family-owned home inspection company and now the marketing manager at Waypoint.

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