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20 Fall Home Services Checklist

Fall is a great time to prepare your home for the upcoming colder months and ensure everything is in good working order. Here’s a checklist of home maintenance tasks to consider for the fall season:

1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts:
Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs and water damage to your roof and foundation.

2. Inspect the Roof:
Look for damaged or missing shingles, and replace them if necessary. Check for any signs of leaks.

3. Trim Trees and Shrubs:
Trim overhanging branches and bushes away from your home to prevent damage during winter storms.

4. Check the Chimney and Fireplace:
Have your chimney cleaned and inspected if you use your fireplace regularly. Make sure the damper is working correctly.

5. Seal Gaps and Cracks:
Inspect windows, doors, and the foundation for gaps or cracks. Seal them with caulk or weatherstripping to improve energy efficiency.

6. Test Heating Systems:
Test your furnace or heating system to ensure it’s working correctly. Consider scheduling a professional HVAC inspection and cleaning.

7. Replace Furnace Filters:
Replace or clean furnace filters to improve indoor air quality and heating efficiency.

8. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and test them to ensure they are working correctly.

9. Inspect Insulation:
Check the insulation in your attic and walls. Add or replace insulation if needed to improve energy efficiency.

10. Clean and Store Outdoor Furniture:
Clean and store patio furniture and outdoor equipment to protect them from the elements.

11. Prepare the Lawn and Garden:
Fertilize the lawn, prune shrubs, and plant fall bulbs if desired. Drain and store garden hoses.

12. Winterize Sprinkler Systems:
If you have an underground sprinkler system, make sure it’s properly drained to prevent freezing and damage.

13. Clean and Store Summer Equipment:
Clean and store lawnmowers, trimmers, and other summer equipment. Add fuel stabilizer to gasoline-powered tools.

14. Inspect and Clean the Drains:
Check your indoor and outdoor drains for clogs. Consider using drain snakes or professional cleaning if needed.

15. Check for Drafts:
Inspect doors and windows for drafts. Use weatherstripping or draft stoppers to seal gaps.

16. Stock Up on Winter Supplies:
Purchase winter essentials like shovels, ice melt, and snow blowers if you live in an area prone to snow and ice.

17. Prepare an Emergency Kit:
Assemble an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, and first-aid supplies.

18. Clean and Store Summer Clothes:
Organize your closet and store summer clothing, making room for winter apparel.

19. Test Your Generator:
If you have a backup generator, test it to ensure it’s in working order.

20. Check for Pest Entry Points:
Seal any potential entry points for rodents and other pests seeking shelter in the colder months.


By completing these fall home maintenance tasks, you can help ensure that your home is ready for the winter and reduce the risk of costly repairs down the line.

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