Fall Homeowner Maintenance Tips

Fall Homeowner Maintenance Tips
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  • Check the windows and doors for energy efficiency. It will help keep the home warm and save cost. Caulk any cracks to keep warm air in and cool air out.
  • Inspect the batteries in the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector – or better yet just replace them all together.
  • Consider getting your chimney cleaned if you haven’t had it swept in a while.
  • Get your heating system checked out to make sure it’s clean and in working order.
  • Reverse your ceiling fans.
  • Turn on your humidifier


  • Keep up with raking leaves as they fall, to avoid an exhausting job once they are all on the ground.
  • Clean out the gutters and inspect the roof to help prevent winter weather damage.
  • Remove hoses and shut off water in exterior pipes to protect against freezing.
  • Replace exterior light bulbs and consider installing additional lighting if it’s necessary for the evenings that get darker earlier
  • Seal your driveway
  • Drain exterior hosebibs before the weather gets too cold