Most of our maintenance is done quarterly, or every time that we are in residence.
However, annual maintenance is:
Heat and Air Conditioning servicing
Fireplace and chimney cleaning
Well pumps and filters checked
Pump out septic tanks and rotor rooter lines
New gravel on driveways
Check roofs, eaves, gutters, downspouts
Replant and mulch all flower beds
Power wash decks
And that's just for starters.....
Annually, our home gets a "deep cleaning" that is a 3-day process of going through every item in the home and cleaning it thoroughly.
In terms of maintenance, that's ongoing and we visit 3-4 times a year to replace and update "comfort" items in the home. Monthly, we have ongoing maintenance and cleaning.
Love when Homeaway provides lists like these.
I personally don't have anything to add that isn't already on these.
Every 3-4 years
have exterior logs/siding and decks bleached , power washed and stained
Every 2 years
Replace piston ring set in iron filter and water softener
have exterior and fixed interior windows washed
replace batteries in smoke alarms
replace batteries in door locks
have gas log fireplace serviced
Every 6 mos
replace refrigerator filter
remove ashes from the firepit
Fill softener holding tank with salt to the top
Oil door locks and door hinges
Flush the iron filer, softener, run through cycles
Inspect for all small items (shower doors, bathroom valves, stoppers etc)
Run the microwave exhaust filters through the dishwasher
Every 4-6 weeks
HVAC filters replaced
Twice a year
HVAC & Plumbing inspected & serviced
Replace batteries-remotes, smoke alarms, door locks
Replace all light bulbs
Three times a year
Wash all bedding- mattress pads, comforters, bedspreads, blankets, etc.
Clean blinds-wash curtains
Repair or replace anything damaged or lost
Touch up paint where needed
Throughout the year we have whatever repairs or maintenance that is needed done by others and of course the housekeeper is cleaning regularly. We have found visiting 3 times a year to deep clean and do updates and repairs keeps our properties in better condition.
Annual is not enough, we do quarterly:
pool chemical analysis etc
linen and towel check and replace
check door hinges and locks of closets and drawers to see if broken
pool deck boards - replace or screw down, reseal
paint front steps
paint interior to cover marks (almost weekly)
analyse water bills to see if there are leaks in the garden
remove large fronds from palm trees
check for termites in bushes within 200 yards
New beach chairs and umbrellas
External check for repairs
Replace smoke alarm batteries
Cistern water level (more like weekly)
Make sure gardener has trimmed bushes, hedges
Remove lots of garden waste, fronts etc
Restock to maximum the cleaning materials, toilet paper (this is constant but will do a max check if busy weeks ahead)
Ad hoc stuff which takes 3 times as long as expected
Yes, exactly. ad hoc stuff which takes 3 times as long as expected
No matter the detailed list for a house "audit", be it a monthly, quarterly, or annual maintenance, there is always something more - or unexpected - and in my experience it will require supplies, parts, or a repair for which I haven't the resources . . .
In a locale with limited suppliers, maintenance can be a challenge.
Over the years we have learned it's best to stock many extras on site including a wide variety of cleaning supplies, a selection of hardware, appliance parts, an assortment of plumbing and electric supplies, etc.
The list, the tools, and the supplies have grown over the years. The number of tasks which need to wait for our next visit, due to a lack of tools or supplies, has dwindled.