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September 03, 2019

Your 2019 Fall Home Maintenance Check List!

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Your 2019 Fall Home Maintenance Check List!

September 03, 2019

Your 2019 Fall Home Maintenance Check List!

No more thinking needed with this list, everything you'll need to do to start preparing your home for the colder months are all noted below. Print this out or save it to your phone and you can easily get through these in a weekend or throughout the month.

🍂 Outside Maintenance

  • Make sure the gas valve is clear of ice and snow
  • Make sure all air intakes, exhausts and meters are clear or snow
  • Cover the shrubs with burlap to protect them.
  • Clean and close down the barbecue
  • Close down the swimming pool
  • Remove dangerous tree branches that could break off and damage property
  • Clean and store outdoor furniture.
  • Remove all outdoor garden hoses, drain and store.
  • Turn off sprinkler systems
  • Direct drainage away from your house
  • Check garage door tracks and lubricate bearings
  • Check fireplace and chimney for any possible blockages

🧹 Indoor Maintenance

  • Check and clean furnace; and clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check/clean HRV; and wash or replace the filter
  • Clean humidifier and turn it on (if needed)
  • Check exhaust fans
  • Test space heating system
  • Close vents to crawl spaces
  • Clean filter on oven range hood
  • Check and fill basement floor drain
  • Clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check attic for signs of moisture if possible

Additional

  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Test winter equipment

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