Homeowner Maintenance Guidelines

Proper care and maintenance is the homeowner's responsibility and is essential to preserve the life of your new home. 

Before you begin the maintenance items below read the PWC Maintenance Manual for proper procedures and safety guidelines.  We recommend you consult your own expert as to the best course of action, and always seek the advice of a professional.  


  1. Clean aerators on faucets regularly.
  2. Check smoke detectors and replace battery if necessary.
  3. Inspect furnace and air-conditioning filter, replace as required.
  4. Clean garbage disposal blades by grinding ice cubes and citrus fruit rinds.
  5. Clean and freshen sink drains by flushing with hot water and baking soda.
  6. Maintain and monitor lot drainage.


  1. Caulk hairline cracks in drywall and then touch up paint as needed. 
  2. Inspect and clean gutters and down spouts.
  3. Inspect the foundation, basement or crawl space.
  4. Inspect exterior of home and condition of siding, paint, wood trim, etc.
  5. Inspect and replace as needed caulk and grout around tubs, showers, and sinks.


  1. Visually survey interior wood trim.
  2. Inspect and repair concrete slabs and patios.
  3. Schedule a professional inspection of major appliances especially if gas fueled.
  4. Examine interior and exterior caulking around windows, doors, and other areas.
  5. Complete annual furnace & air conditioning maintenance by a licensed HVAC contractor.

A more comprehensive list can be found in the PWC Maintenance Manual and BIAW Maintenance Guide found in your Maintenance Manual.  Other sources of maintenance can also be found on the Internet and by consulting with professional contractors.



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