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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist


Get outside and enjoy the fall weather while taking care of these 11 seasonal maintenance items:

☐   Roof: Inspect roof surface, flashing, eaves, and soffits; repair if needed.

☐   Gutters and Downspouts: Clean out. Inspect and repair weak points; check for proper slope.

☐   Chimney: Clean flue (more frequently if needed); repair any cracks in flue or any loose or crumbling mortar.

☐   Siding: Inspect and clean siding and repair if needed.

☐   Exterior Caulking: Inspect caulking and replace any that is deteriorating.

☐   Storm Windows and Doors: Replace any cracked or broken glass; tighten or repair any loose or damaged frames and repaint if needed. Replace damaged hardware; tighten and lubricate door hinges and closers.

☐   Window and Door Weather Stripping: Inspect and repair or replace if it is deteriorating or if it does not seal.

☐   Thermostat: Clean heat sensor, contact points, and contacts; check accuracy and replace thermostat if it is not functioning properly.

☐   Outdoor Faucets: Shut off valves to outdoor faucets. Open spigots and drain, store hoses.

☐   Water Heater: Drain water until it is clear of sediment; test temperature pressure relief valve; clean burner and ports (gas heater).

☐   HVAC System: Have a professional tune up your heat/air conditioning system.

Download a printable version of this checklist here.


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