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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As winter approaches there are many things you should check within your home to look after your investment.  Although some of these items are things you may know to do, it is good to have a checklist.

September

  • Check exterior finishes
  • Check garage door tracks and lubricate bearings
  • Check caulking for air and water leaks
  • Plant new lawn
  • Check fireplace and chimney
  • Check basement or crawl spaces for cracks where critters can enter to hibernate
  • Have humidifier, furnace and HRV serviced
  • Check clothes dryer vent
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

October

  • Check windows and screens
  • Drain exterior water lines
  • Check roof including shingles, flashing and vents
  • Check weatherstripping
  • Check sealing around windows and doors
  • Check septic system
  • Winterize landscaping and remove leaves
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Clean water heater
  • Shut off exterior water supply
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean humidifier
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

November

  • Check attic
  • Inspect floor drains to ensure trap is filled with water
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV
  • Check for condensation and humidity
  • Check and reset GFCI
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

If you are not familiar with any of these items or need assistance with winterizing your property, please give us a call and we can recommend someone to assist.