Regular Maintenance is the Key

Your home is most likely the largest purchase you will ever make and protecting that investment is of the up most importance.  By setting up and follow a regular maintenance routine, your home will stay strong and healthy.  Simple issues that can be addressed gradually from season to season can make the difference between spending a few dollars today or thousands of dollars when an unexpected breakdown occurs.

At BENCHMARK we want to see all of our clients living comfortably, so we have put together a simple check list of items that all home owners can follow to maintain and protect the investment.

While this checklist is intended to simplify your home maintenance routine, performing some of the tasks listed may be outside of your comfort zone.  If you come across an issue that you do not understand or do not feel confident that you are capable of performing the task, we do recommend calling a profession for assistance.  Landscaping, electrical and plumbing can offer be complex topics that require the attention of a proficient tradesman.


Most home maintenance activities are seasonal. Fall is the time to get your home ready for the coming winter, which can be the most grueling season for your home. During winter months, it is important to follow routine maintenance procedures, by checking your home carefully for any problems that may arise and taking corrective action as soon as possible. Spring is the time to assess winter damage, start repairs and prepare for warmer months. Over the summer, there are a number of indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks to look after, such as repairing walkways and steps, painting and checking your chimney and roof.

While most maintenance is seasonal, there are some things you should do on a frequent basis year-round:

  1. Make sure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by snow or debris.

  2. Check and clean range hood filters on a monthly basis.

  3. Test ground fault circuit interrupter(s) on electrical outlets monthly by pushing the test button, which should then cause the reset button to pop up.

  4. If there are young children in the house, make sure electrical outlets are equipped with safety plugs.

  5. Regularly check for: loose handrail, lifting or buckling flooring, inoperative smoke detectors


Thank you so much for your thorough inspection.

Your friendly and courteous service made it a comfortable experience.


Tina Tackore

I’m very impressed with your work!!!

Peter and Sharon Rider

We appreciate your thoroughness and professionalism.

Jim and Betty McConvey


Tel: 905-875-9594