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Fall Home Checklist

Keeping your home in tip top shape is super important, make sure you follow this checklist for some Fall maintenance tips.

 

EXTERIOR 

  • Trim tree branches and vegetation near roof. 
  • Check roof, siding and foundation for damage. 
  •  Check chimney for loose bricks and missing mortar. 
  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure water doesn't pool around foundation. 
  • Seal gaps and holes that could provide access for animals. 
  • Replace loose or missing caulking around windows and doors. 
  • Fertilize and reseed lawn 
  • If area to subject to freezes, shut off exterior faucets and irrigation system, and store hoses. 
INTERIOR 
  • Check attic and crawl spaces for leaks or moisture after wet weather. 
  • Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks and toilets. 
  • Check faucets and supply valves for leaks or corrosion. 
  • Inspect water heater for leaks. 
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 
  • Have a professional inspect/clean chimney. Test fireplace flue for tight seal. 
  • Test circuit breakers and ground-fault interrupter/arc-fault interrupters. 
  • Consider hiring a professional to inspect and tune up your furnace/HVAC system 
  • Change furnace filter and remove any materials that block air return vent. 
  • Clean dryer vent. 
 Sources: Amerispec Inspection Services, HomeAdvisor.com


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