Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s time to get your home ready for the cooler months ahead. Take advantage of the moderate weather right now to repair any damages before the cold sets in. Here are some fall home maintenance ideas to keep your home running efficiently and in peak condition all winter long.


  • Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems
  • Clean and replace furnace filters
  • Repair damaged sidewalks, driveways and steps
  • Seal gaps around windows and doors with weatherstripping or caulk
  • Inspect and clean gutters and check all downspouts are clear
  • Have your heating system inspected and serviced by a professional
  • Clean the humidifier plates or pads to insure high efficiency
  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors
  • Review fire escape plans with your family
  • Rid your home of any fire hazards
  • Check fire extinguishers to be sure they are ready to use
  • Inspect your fireplace and chimney – call a professional if necessary
  • Clean and inspect dryer hoses and exterior dryer vents
  • Check your air duct and clean the register covers
  • Scrape peeling paint and apply touch-up paint to trim and fences
  • Check the condition of your deck; apply waterproof sealer if needed
  • Clean and store outdoor furniture
  • Check roof for damaged or missing shingles or problems with flashing

Even if you choose to have a professional handle the items on your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist that need to be taken care of, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money in the long run and maybe even your life!


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