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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Monday, September 25, 2017   /   by Amy Paradysz

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Happy fall! Although the weather felt more like mid-summer, last Friday marked the first day of fall.  This means that it is time to prepare your home for the cooler months. Below is a check list of things you should do to your home before the winter arrives. 


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Roof Maintenance: 


  • Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts for adequate drainage
  • Have chimney cleaned and swept (wood burning fireplace)
  • Inspect your roof for damage, lifted or missing shingles
  • Check for moss on roof and apply treatment
  • Check eaves and gables for holes or openings and install screens to prevent birds, rodents or other pests from entering

In the Yard: 
  • Rake leaves (compost the pile and use as mulch) 
  • Aerate ad fertilize lawn so its bright in the spring
  • Cut back perennial plants, mulch around base
  • Remove dying annuals and plant flower bulbs
  • Remove Hoses from spouts and drain - Store indoors
  • Drain and turn off sprinkler system and turn off outdoor water 
  • Clean, maintenance and store lawn mower and other yard tools for winter

Home Exterior: 

  • Check windows and door for weather tightness, seal cracks and install stripping where needed
  • Check walls and foundation for any cracks that may need repair
  • Check attic and crawlspace for signs of moisture 
  • Remove hoses from from spouts and replace bulbs 
  • Check exterior lights and replace bulbs
  • Store outdoor furniture and cushions
  • Finish any outdoor caulking, painting or staining projects 

Inside the Home: 

  • Have furnace professionally inspected and serviced
  • Change furnace filter for fire safety and air quality
  • Have furnace professionally serviced
  • Dust blinds and wash curtains
  • Clean kitchen cabinets and pantry 
  • Clean bathrooms cabinets 
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries 
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set clocks back for fall
  • Insure your fire extinguisher is in working order


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