Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Posted by Jane Loveday on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 12:42pm.

Fall To-Dos

Outside Home Maintenance

  • Wash the windows
  • Clean downspouts and guttersFall Home Maintenance
  • Inspect roof and chimney for cracks and damage
  • Drain sediment from water heater
  • Turn off exterior faucets
  • Remove hoses from spigots and drain water
  • Remove leaves around your outside HVAC unit
  • Store outdoor furniture and cushions
  • Cut back perennial plants and mulch around base
  • Stow the lawnmower
  • Test snowblower and service if necessary

Inside Home Maintenance

  • Dust ceiling fans and ceiling light fixtures
  • Schedule a furnace or HVAC tune-up
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check windows and doors for weather-tightness
  • Clean out dryer vent
  • Rotate/flip mattresses
  • Wash bedskirts/covers/pads
  • Wash curtain/blinds
  • Begin to organize tax-related documents
  • Clean oven
  • Wash shower curtains and liners
  • and scrub porch
  • Clean out refrigerator
  • Clean out entryway closet
  • Tidy up and organize pantry and cabinets

Enjoy the Wonders of Fall

  • Step on crunchy leaves
  • Eat something pumpkin flavored
  • Bring out your own warm clothes
  • Make a batch of leaf-shaped cookies
  • Bake a dessert using apples
  • Spot a ghost for Halloween
  • Fill the house with fall-scented candles
  • Go for a walk in the fall colors
  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Drink apple cider

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