Summit Inspection’s Home Maintenance Manual


As a new homeowner, we realize that you may have questions and concerns on how to maintain your place. Your new home requires just as much maintenance as your car. Our FREE Home Maintenance Manual will guide you through simple maintenance tasks and provide you with seasonal checklists so you won’t forget anything.

Our Comprehensive Home Maintenance Manual, is an essential resource designed to empower homeowners with the knowledge and tools needed to preserve and enhance the longevity of their cherished investment. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or a seasoned property owner, this manual serves as your go-to guide for maintaining a safe, comfortable, and structurally sound home.

Inside this manual, you’ll find expert advice and step-by-step instructions on a wide range of topics, including:


  • Maintain the aesthetic and functional aspects of your home’s interior spaces.
  • Tips for wall care, flooring maintenance, and keeping a healthy indoor environment.


  • Preserve the exterior charm of your home with proper care for siding, paint, and landscaping.
  • Guidelines for maintaining outdoor structures and ensuring a welcoming curb appeal.

Basements and Foundations:

  • Learn how to safeguard your home’s foundation against potential issues.
  • Tips for basement moisture control and preventing foundation cracks.

Heating and Cooling:

  • Keep your HVAC system in top condition with regular checks and maintenance.
  • Guidelines for efficient energy use and troubleshooting common heating and cooling problems.


  • Understand the basics of plumbing maintenance to prevent leaks and ensure water efficiency.
  • Tips for addressing common plumbing issues and maintaining water-related appliances.


  • Ensure the safety and functionality of your home’s electrical system.
  • Guidelines for routine electrical inspections and managing electrical loads.

Roof Maintenance:

  • Preserve the integrity of your roof and prevent leaks.
  • Tips for inspecting and maintaining different types of roofing materials.

Chimneys and Fireplaces:

  • Keep your chimney and fireplace in optimal condition for both safety and aesthetics.
  • Guidelines for cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining your fireplace.

Exterior Windows and Walls:

  • Maintain the exterior surfaces of windows and walls for durability and energy efficiency.
  • Tips for cleaning, sealing, and inspecting for potential issues.

Porches and Decks:

  • Preserve outdoor living spaces with proper care for porches and decks.
  • Guidelines for cleaning, sealing, and inspecting the structural integrity.


  • Ensure the functionality and safety of your garage space.
  • Tips for garage door maintenance, organization, and safety measures.

Fire Safety:

  • Prioritize fire safety with guidelines for smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and emergency plans.

Pool Safety:

  • Maintain a safe and enjoyable pool environment with proper care and safety measures.

Earthquake Safety:

  • Prepare your home for seismic events with guidelines for securing furniture and structural reinforcements.

Energy Savings:

  • Implement energy-saving practices to reduce utility costs and environmental impact.

Pest Control:

  • Manage and prevent common household pests with proactive pest control measures.
  • This Comprehensive Home Maintenance Manual covers every aspect of your home, providing you with the knowledge and tools to ensure its longevity, safety, and comfort.

Seasonal Maintenance:

  • Learn how to tailor your home maintenance routine to the changing seasons.
  • From preparing your home for winter to getting it ready for the summer heat, our manual provides a checklist to ensure your property is resilient against the elements.


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