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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

October 19, 2022
Resources & Guides

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

October 19, 2022
Resources & Guides

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

October 19, 2022
Resources & Guides

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

October 19, 2022

10 Fall Maintenance Tasks To Do Before Winter

Complete this checklist to prepare for the colder months of the year. 

As the weather cools down and winter approaches, it is important to think about your furnace and how it will function when you need it the most. 

  • Clean or replace your furnace filter- A clean filter will help your furnace run more efficiently and last longer. 
  • Check for cracks and gaps around doors and windows- These cracks and gaps can let in cold air, making your furnace work harder and costing you money.
  • To winterize, shut off the valve to the outside faucet, open the outside faucet to relieve pressure, and drain the water lines. Consider adding RV antifreeze to the outside faucet. Finally, open and close all interior valves to the outside faucets to bleed the lines. 
  • Drain the outdoor hoses and stow them for the winter.  If you have an underground sprinkler system, have it winterized to prevent freezing and damage. Shut off the indoor valves supplying the outdoor faucets. If you have a pool, have it closed for the season.
  • Clean the gutters and downspouts, and install gutter guards to prevent leaves from clogging the gutters in future seasons. 
  • Inspect the roof, flashing, and chimney for any damage that may have occurred over the summer. 
  • If you have a fireplace, have the chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 
  • Trim trees and shrubs around the house to prevent damage to the roof and gutters from falling limbs. Remove any leaves or debris from the roof.
  • Check windowsills and screens for any cracks or holes. If any are found, repair or replace them. Inspect the weatherstripping around doors and windows. If it is worn, peeling, or brittle, replace it. With older windows, close the storm windows and check for gaps if the storm windows have been removed.
  • Check the dryer vent both inside and outside. Lint can block the vents and is a fire hazard. Clean them with a vacuum cleaner; and clear all leaves, twigs and other debris away from the vents. 

Finally, walk the perimeter of the house. Fill low-lying areas next to the foundation with dirt and seal any gaps between the foundation and concrete or paving with a sealant. Water can seep into gaps and low areas close to the house and damage the foundation.

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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October 19, 2022
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

10 Fall Maintenance Tasks To Do Before Winter

Complete this checklist to prepare for the colder months of the year. 

As the weather cools down and winter approaches, it is important to think about your furnace and how it will function when you need it the most. 

  • Clean or replace your furnace filter- A clean filter will help your furnace run more efficiently and last longer. 
  • Check for cracks and gaps around doors and windows- These cracks and gaps can let in cold air, making your furnace work harder and costing you money.
  • To winterize, shut off the valve to the outside faucet, open the outside faucet to relieve pressure, and drain the water lines. Consider adding RV antifreeze to the outside faucet. Finally, open and close all interior valves to the outside faucets to bleed the lines. 
  • Drain the outdoor hoses and stow them for the winter.  If you have an underground sprinkler system, have it winterized to prevent freezing and damage. Shut off the indoor valves supplying the outdoor faucets. If you have a pool, have it closed for the season.
  • Clean the gutters and downspouts, and install gutter guards to prevent leaves from clogging the gutters in future seasons. 
  • Inspect the roof, flashing, and chimney for any damage that may have occurred over the summer. 
  • If you have a fireplace, have the chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 
  • Trim trees and shrubs around the house to prevent damage to the roof and gutters from falling limbs. Remove any leaves or debris from the roof.
  • Check windowsills and screens for any cracks or holes. If any are found, repair or replace them. Inspect the weatherstripping around doors and windows. If it is worn, peeling, or brittle, replace it. With older windows, close the storm windows and check for gaps if the storm windows have been removed.
  • Check the dryer vent both inside and outside. Lint can block the vents and is a fire hazard. Clean them with a vacuum cleaner; and clear all leaves, twigs and other debris away from the vents. 

Finally, walk the perimeter of the house. Fill low-lying areas next to the foundation with dirt and seal any gaps between the foundation and concrete or paving with a sealant. Water can seep into gaps and low areas close to the house and damage the foundation.

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