Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Outdoor Tasks:

  • Store outdoor furniture and cushions.
  • Inspect chimney and roof for cracks and damage.
  • Clean downspouts and gutters.
  • Rake leaves and shred to use as mulch or dispose of them based on local guidelines.
  • Cut back perennial plants and mulch around the base.
  • Remove hoses from spigots and drain. Store indoors, coiled and flat.
  • Close or install storm windows.
  • Test sow blower and have it professionally serviced if necessary.

Indoor Tasks:

  • Dust blinds and wash curtains throughout your house
  • Clean kitchen and bathroom cabinets and dispose of outdated food, medicine and cosmetics.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Check windows and doors for weather tightness and install weather stripping where it's needed.
  • Have furnace professionally inspected.
  • If needed, set traps for rodents.

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