Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Prepare your home for cooler weather inside and out with this handy list of ways to winterize your property.
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Fall Maintenance Tasks For Your Home’s Interior
Test/replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
Test your sump pump to make sure it’s working properly.
Flush out your water heater. It’s recommended to do this a few times a year depending on usage. Check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer suggests.
Change out your furnace filters. Check your owner’s manual to see how often your furnace filter needs to be changed.
Has your heating system been checked by a professional to make sure everything is on point for the cooler weather?
Wipe down your air vents and registers.
Reverse your ceiling fan. A fan should run clockwise in the winter to help press warm air down.
Fall Maintenance Tasks For Your Lawn, Garden, And Home Exterior.
Check and inspect decks. Fall is a great time to stain your deck if necessary.
Check for cracks in doors and windows and seal them off.
Trim trees and bushes.
Wash out your garbage and recycling bins.
Store your water hoses and winterize outdoor faucets.
Clean up yard equipment such as lawnmowers and weed whackers.
Make sure your snowblower works properly and is ready for winter.
Cover and store outdoor furniture.
Inspect roof. Check for shingles that are curling, missing, or broken.
Clean gutters and downspouts and make sure both are free of leaves and debris, allowing the water to run properly.
This is not a complete list of all the necessary home maintenance for the fall season. Please consult your owner’s manual and other trusted sources for full details on how to complete these tasks.
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