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    Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Fall is here and that means it’s time to tune-up your house! View my checklist below and make sure to check all of these items before winter comes!

    • Have heating system checked by a professional
    • Turn on humidifier
    • Test GFCI outlets, smoke and CO detectors
    • Check and repair caulk/grout around tubs and sinks
    • Check condition of power and extension cords
    • Clean dirt/dust from around the furnace
    • Check (and repair) caulking at doors and windows
    • Check weather stripping for damage and fit
    • Check vents and chimneys for animal nests
    • Check catch basins for adequate drainage and have cleaned
    • Drain outside water lines and hoses
    • Clean all roof/attic vents, gutters, and downspouts
    • Inspect decks and porches for structural failure or cracked/loose boards and supports
    • Change or clean furnace/AC filters monthly
    • Check basement, crawlspace or attic for dampness or leakage following rain
    • Check safety reverse and electronic eye functionality on garage door opener
    • Have chimney swept and check chimney masonry
    • Check water heater release valve and drain 2-3 gallons of water to remove sediment
    • Inspect windows for broken seals
    • Check all railings and banisters