Grayson Homes
Maintenance Checklist

The importance of maintaining your new home on a regular basis is critical to the long-term enjoyment and value of your Grayson Home. Your new Grayson Home, designed and built to last for many years, has numerous components and equipment that require periodic maintenance by you in order to minimize the expense of and decrease the chances for major repairs in the future.

By implementing the following preventative maintenance guidelines, you can help keep the components of your home functioning properly with as few problems as possible. To assist you with specific maintenance items to be performed, this After Move-in Checklist is divided into categories.

After Move-in Checklist

Asphalt Driveway: At your settlement date, only the “base” coat of asphalt is installed. You should apply an asphalt sealer per manufacturer’s instructions six months after you move in. Approximately one year after your settlement date, Grayson Homes will install the final “top coat” of asphalt. This finished surface must be maintained regularly by applying a sealer a minimum of once each year.

Bathrooms: Apply silicone-based grout sealer to ceramic tile grout. This will protect the grout from stains and help “cure” the grout to minimize cracking and future maintenance.

Electric: Locate the main circuit breaker in the electric panel box and show family members how to turn it off in case of emergency. As discussed during the pre-settlement walk-through, you should familiarize yourself with the locations and operation of the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) by using the “test” button on the device.

Fire Extinguisher: Purchase a general-purpose fire extinguisher for each floor of your home plus one small kitchen extinguisher for grease fires. Demonstrate proper usage to family members in case of an emergency.

Fireplace: Purchase a fireplace screen, wood grate or andirons, and tools as necessary.

First-aid Kit: Keep first-aid materials and a book on first-aid procedures in an accessible location.

Flooring: Attach furniture protectors underneath furniture legs to protect hardwood, resilient, and ceramic tile floors.

Landscaping: The quality and appearance of your newly seeded lawn will depend on the care and attention you provide. The first six months are especially important. You should refertilize your lawn six to seven weeks after you move in.

Follow your landscaping contractor’s instructions for year-round landscaping care. Remember, standing or ponding water that remains for more than 24 hours on the lawn, or for more than 48 hours in a swale, will be inspected and corrected to meet specifications. No grading determination will be made when there is frost or snow on the ground, or if the ground is saturated with water.

Plumbing: Locate and label the main water line shut-off valve and show all family members how to close it in case of a plumbing emergency.

Play a Role in Maintaining Your Home’s Lasting Value