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May Maintenance Guide

To – Dos:

Interior – 

  • Clean your garbage disposal
  • Clean microwave and oven
  • Clean range hood filters
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Clean and replace window screens
  • Run water and flush toilets in less frequently used spaces
  • Wash pillows and comforters
  • Freshen up your mattresses by sprinkling with baking soda and then vacuum
  • Dust fan blades
  • Clean under major appliances
  • Test sump pump if you have one and check status of back-up battery
  • Check basement for damp spots after rain
  • Check attic for damp spots after rain


  • Inspect and pump septic tank if needed
  • Clean and inspect outdoor lighting fixtures
  • Oil garage door tracks
  • Trim trees, non-flowering bushes, and shrubs. For those that flower you should not trim until they have finished flowering.
  • Apply lawn fertilizer
  • Mulch garden beds
  • Repair loose siding and trim board
  • Spruce up your front porch with a few potted plants
  • Clean patio furniture

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