Guide to a Stress-Free Winter: Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As the seasons change, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter chill. Here’s a comprehensive Fall Home Maintenance checklist to ensure your house remains warm, safe, and cozy throughout the colder months.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  1. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans: A simple task that can make a big difference. Fans should rotate clockwise to circulate warm air efficiently.
  2. Clean and Inspect Your Heating System and Fireplace: Schedule a professional to clean and inspect your heating system, including chimneys. Don’t forget to replace furnace filters and clean heating duct openings.
  3. Check Your Roof: Prevent winter leaks by replacing damaged shingles, inspecting rubber exhaust flashing, and clearing moss and debris.
  4. Clean the Gutters Regularly: Regular gutter cleaning keeps water flowing and prevents damage. Ensure they’re securely attached to your home.
  5. Turn Off Outside Water and Remove Hoses: Remove, drain, and store hoses to prevent frozen pipes. Use faucet covers if necessary.
  6. Check the Attic and Crawlspace: Address issues like pests, foundation cracks, and standing water to protect your home.
  7. Put New Batteries into Smoke and Carbon-Monoxide Detectors: Ensure your detectors are in top working order for safety.
  8. Look for Drafts Around Windows and Doors: Seal any leaks to keep your home warm and energy-efficient.
  9. Get Your Yard Ready for Colder Weather: Add fertilizer to your lawn, trim trees, and clear vegetation away from your house.
  10. Inspect the Front Entry, Walkways, and Porch (or Deck): Repair uneven surfaces and secure loose boards before the winter elements take their toll.

Taking these steps and using this Fall Home Maintenance Checklist now ensures a cozy and worry-free winter.

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