- Ensure that steps, handrails and ramps are in good shape.
- Inspect roofs for damage from ice and snow accumulation.
- Service sump pumps.
- Make sure drains and gutters are free of leaves and dirt.
- Secure gutters that have come loose.
- Verify that fire detection system inspections are up-to-date.
- Check for signs of rotting wood on property.
- Sweep up all sand on walkways.
- Remove and dispose of dead branches, trees or shrubs that may cause trips and falls.
- Repair any damage done to walks and steps by frost heaves and repair potholes.
- Ensure that sidewalks, curbing, patios, driveways and parking lots are in good repair.
- If pesticides are used for lawn care, post warning signs on lawns for at least 72 hours after pesticide use.
- Service lawn and landscaping equipment.
- Check air conditioning unites; replace filters if needed.
- Test all light bulbs and lighting fixtures, replacing those that do not work.
- Make sure all fire extinguishers are in place, have been inspected and are fully charged.
- Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries.
- Shut down boilers properly for the season in order to ensure unnecessary corrosion.
- Change the furnace filter and check the blower.
- Check all plumbing and electrical systems and repair any damage.
- Remove, clean and store storm windows (if removable).
- Inspect, clean and install screens for windows and doors
- Seal or re-caulk windows if necessary.