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Checklist: Biyearly Maintenance

Basement and foundation – Check for cracks and moisture, and repair if necessary.

Toilet – Check for leaks in water feed, tank bottom, and repair if necessary.

Interior caulking and grout – Inspect caulking and grout around tubs, showers, and sinks; replace if deteriorating.

Water heater – Drain water until clear of sediment; inspect flue assembly (gas heater); check for leaks and corrosion.

Clothes washer – Clean water inlet filters; check hoses and replace if leaking.

Clothes dryer – Vacuum lint from ducts and surrounding areas.

Refrigerator – Clean drain hole and pan (more often in warm weather); wash door gasket; vacuum condenser coils.

Wiring – Check for frayed cords and wires; check exposed wiring in basements, and repair if necessary.

Exhaust fans – Clean grill and fan blades.

Range hood fan – Wash fan blades and housing.

Sink – Check all faucets, hose bibs, and supply valves for leakage.

Bathroom – Check for evidence of leaks around and under sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs.

Breaker box – Trip circuit breakers and ground fault interrupters monthly to insure proper protection.

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