Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Take time to prepare for fall with this helpful checklist:

  • Inspect your furnace or heat pump to ensure that it can achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Schedule to have the chimney serviced and cleaned.
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts throughout the season.
  • Repair any window cracks or holes in weather stripping or caulking. If the gap is bigger than the width of a nickel, reapply exterior caulk.
  • Check to make sure your thermostat works properly.
  • Check crawlspace for flooding after the first long rainfall.
  • Make sure you have new batteries in all flashlights and place them where they can be easily found around the house.
  • Have your lawn-irrigation system professionally drained and winterized.
  • Turn your gas fireplace pilot light ON.
  • Make sure your attic and crawlspaces have adequate insulation.
  • Continually check your air vents to make sure they aren’t blocked.
  • Clean out the bathroom fan/filter.
  • Test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Make sure you have at least one fire extinguisher on each floor of the house and in the garage.
  • Make a fire escape plan for your house and take time to review it with all family members.
  • Disconnect garden hoses and drain water still in faucets.  If you do not have frost-proof faucets, turn the shut-off valve to off inside your home.

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