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    Fall Home Maintenance Tips

    It’s fall…and that means it’s time for my fall home maintenance tips! Be sure to follow this checklist over the next few weeks, and make sure your home is in tip-top condition before the cold weather arrives.

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