How is it September already!?! As always summer was a whimsy haze of sunsets and lake swims and laughs and lot’s of hard work. I’m always thankful to be so busy.
As kiddos head back to school and us adults get back to adulting I thought it was a good time to post some Fall home maintenance tips.
Regardless, if you’re selling or buying in the near future, a proper seasonal home maintenance plan can save you big bucks and headaches in the long run. And f you’re just enjoying your home, it’s a good way to show your home some love.
Below is a short checklist to get you started. You should be able to cover the basics, but if you are interested in having me give your home a thorough once over, I can do that too! Home inspections are critical to the home buying and selling process, but a lot of folks will hire a home inspector every 4-5 years or before a renovation. I can do that and I’m happy to help with your home inspection needs.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
- Check windows, doors, and seals for leaks. Reseal if necessary.
- Vacuum the lint from the hose of dryer.
- Inspect indoor fireplace or wood stove. Call a professional to make sure it’s ready for use in the winter.
- Change furnace filters.
- Shut off all hose bibs from outside water faucets.
- Clean out the gutters.
- Check the soffit/eaves for stains, which can be a sign of a leak.
- Winterize your garden. Harvest any last veggies and clean up overgrown vegetation.
- Cover or put your outdoor furniture, grills, and fire pits inside your garage, basement, or shed area.