Your Ultimate Home Maintenance Reference Guide

Your Ultimate Home Maintenance Reference Guide

Easy and Handy Home Maintenance Reference Guide for Every Season!

At Trustworthy Service Company it’s important that when you need services for your home, you call our professional contractors for high-quality repairs and installations. From replacing windows to installing garage doors, we are the company to call for home improvement services. While we want to be the team you come to for home repairs, replacements, and installations, we believe that routine maintenance conducted by homeowners is important. Performing home maintenance in your Austin, TX home is a great way to ensure your home and the areas surrounding it are in the best shape possible.

Home maintenance is incredibly easy when you know exactly where and when to maintain your home. The outside and inside of your home are going to need different maintenance tasks conducted. Not only will the outside and inside of your home need to be maintained, the type of maintenance will have to be tweaked depending on the season. You wouldn’t focus on air conditioner maintenance in the middle of winter, would you? So it’s important to know what duties to undertake and when to do them. Fortunately, we make it easy for our customers by offering a helpful home maintenance guide. If you need more information on why home maintenance in Austin, TX, is crucial, call us at (512) 969-8281.

Spring

You’ve heard of the term “spring cleaning”? During this season, homeowners will want to clean the inside and outside of their homes to get ready for summer and to fix anything that winter weather might have left over. This is another great time to get your house cleaned and fixed as Spring is known for rain and other storms.

Interior Checklist

  • Spring Guide

    Clean Your Gutters and Check Your Smoke Detectors in the Spring!

    Get your air conditioner inspected.

  • Check your smoke detectors
  • Check your carbon monoxide detectors
  • Make sure fire extinguishers are working
  • Clean all areas of your kitchen from the cabinets to the exhaust hood.
  • Clean all areas of your bathrooms like the cabinets and throw out any old or expired medicine.
  • Check the attic for water leaks.
  • If you have a sump pump, then test to make sure it’s working.

Exterior Checklist

  • Clean your gutters
  • Inspect the exterior walls of your home and touch up paint where it is needed.
  • Inspect the chimney for damages.
  • If you have storm windows, replace those with screens on the windows and doors.
  • Replace window screens that are damaged.
  • Inspect your roofing system for damages.
  • Use fertilizer on your lawn and make sure your lawn mower is working.
  • If you have a pool, make sure that it’s clean and ready to go for summer.

If you need more tips for Spring home maintenance in Austin, TX, just call us at (512) 969-8281.

Summer

Ah, summer! A time for grilling and lounging by the pool. Because Texas summers can get very hot, the main focus will be ensuring your home is cool and that your yard is green and lively.

Interior Checklist

  • Summer Guide

    The Summer Season Is a Great Time to Keep Your Pool in Great Shape and To Clean Your Entire Kitchen.

    Clean your air conditioner’s filters; you can do the same for your heating systems, as well.

  • Clean out your garage and get rid of any unnecessary junk.
  • Do a deep cleaning of your kitchen by cleaning the appliances.
  • Ensure your plumbing is in tip-top shape by checking for leaks in toilets, faucets, and other plumbing devices.
  • Flush and drain your water heater.
  • Clean the crevices of your windows.

Exterior Checklist

  • Check your home’s foundation for cracks.
  • Clean up your lawn, trees, and shrubs by mowing and pruning.
  • Take care of any insect problems.
  • Inspect your crawl space to see if you have problems with moisture.
  • Open the vents in your crawl space.
  • Clean your dryer vent.
  • Give the deck or patio of your home a good spray down or cleaning.
  • Regularly clean your pool.

Fall

While the winters in Texas don’t get too severe, it’s still important to get your home ready for winter. The fall season is the time to get your inside and outside of your home prepared for those cold winter days and nights.

Interior Checklist

  • Fall Guide

    Rake Your Leaves and Insulate Your Pipes in the Fall to Get Ready for Winter.

    Get your heating system inspected.

  • Dust and vacuum all around your home.
  • Do a deep cleaning of both your bathrooms and kitchen, getting rid of expired medicines and food.
  • Insulate your plumbing pipes.
  • Check your smoke detectors.
  • Check your carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Remove any window AC units or cover them.
  • Inspect your windows for leaks.
  • If you have a sump pump, then test to make sure it’s working.

Exterior Checklist

  • Clean your gutters.
  • Rake and dispose of leaves.
  • Install your storm windows.
  • Inspect your roofing system.
  • Inspect your chimney and have it cleaned.
  • Remove flush the hoses out and remove from spigots.
  • Trim your trees and other shrubberies.
  • Get your pool ready for winter.

Winter

Because it will be colder outside, there won’t be a lot of outside home maintenance for you to attend to. This will be the time to play catch up on any maintenance that you didn’t get around to.

Interior Checklist

  • Winter Guide

    Store Your Patio Furniture Away and Deep Clean Your Home in the Winter.

    Change and clean filters on your heating system.

  • Do a deep cleaning of your kitchen by cleaning the appliances.
  • Go around and check all of your windows, doors, knobs, handles, lock, and make sure they all work properly.
  • Ensure your plumbing is in tip-top shape by checking for leaks in toilets, faucets, and other plumbing devices.
  • Clean your drains.

Exterior Checklist

  • Check your home’s foundation for cracks.
  • Close vents in your vents in your crawlspace.
  • Clean your dryer vent.
  • Put your patio furniture into storage.
  • Regularly clean your pool to ensure that it isn’t dirty.

Please contact our professionals at (512) 969-8281 if you need more details concerning our checklists for home maintenance in Austin, TX.