Yes, it’s that time to make sure your home is ready for Fall! Can you believe it’s that time again??? If you follow this simple fall home maintenance checklist from Real Property Management Enterprises, your home will be protected during the upcoming season of colder weather and holiday season.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Take care of those trees and shrubs by trimming back the shrubs and trimming any trees that are low lying.
- Rake up those leaves that might interfere with your growth during the Spring. Although it’s difficult to think that far in advance, those leaves might become wet and diseased and keep your grass or groundcover to come back in the Spring.
- Clean gutters and downspouts because once those leaves have fallen, your gutters can become clogged and during a rainstorms can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding. This is a tip that will help you save money down the road.
- Keep those nasty critters out of your home and attic by sealing up any gaps that you may see in your garage or attic. It only takes a small hole for mice to enter and set up a shelter for the winter.
- Stock up on any supplies you may need down the road such as emergency car kits, shovels, ice scrapers and pet safe ice melt for your sidewalks and walkways.
- Weatherstripping placed around your door frames and windows can help with winter warmth and cut energy costs. Door sweeps can help keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
- Check your safety devices such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors; replace batteries as needed. Check your fire extinguisher and make sure it’s up to date.
- Clean those dryer vents; all that lint buildup in your dryer can cause a fire and keep your dryer from working correctly.
- If you have a fireplace, you might want to schedule a chimney cleaning. Make sure to add a chimney cap if you don’t have one to keep little nasty elves from coming down the chimney. (You only want Santa sliding down the chimney and not Mickey Mouse).
- Think of having a HVAC System Check up so that you know if there are any issues with your furnace or heating system before you have to use it. It’s just a good and important safety measure to do.
These Fall Home Maintenance Tips are just to keep you from having future problems and issues on down the road. Once you have done these small simple items – go enjoy your fall with your family and rest knowing you should be well and warm during those cold winter months.
Check out this helpful video for Fall Maintenance for Home Owners
If you are a renter, here is a helpful video for you as well – Fall Maintenance for Renters