The importance of maintaining your new home on a regular basis is directly comparable to maintaining a brand new car. If you never change the oil or get the car tuned up, little problems will eventually become big problems. Similarly, your new home has numerous components and equipment that require periodic maintenance. By implementing the following preventative maintenance guidelines, you can help keep the components of your home functioning properly with as few problems as possible. This is for your protection, because California law relieves builders of certain obligations when homeowners fail to do routine maintenance on their homes.
To help you pinpoint when specific maintenance items should be performed, this checklist is divided into distinct time periods: After Move-In, Once a Month, Twice a Year, Annual. For additional information regarding the subjects presented here, please refer to the appropriate manufacturer's operating instructions and/or the specific subject discussions contained in this Manual.