Fall Home Checklist

YOUR HOME’S FALL CHECKLIST

Homeownership comes with its share of routine seasonal tasks and chores.  Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home as we head into winter.

– Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.

– Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk.

– Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.

– Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.

– Clean or replace dirty furnace filters.

– Give your furnace a physical by having a professional inspect your heating system.

– Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep.

– Keep the humidifier humming by cleaning the plates or pads to ensure efficient operation.

– Test smoke & carbon monoxide monitors and inspect (or install) fire extinguishers.

If you need a hand finding the right professional to help you address any of these tasks, please let us know—we are only a phone call away!

Source:  Better Homes & Garden