Home Maintenance Checklist

The first day of fall is September 22. Use this checklist to ensure your home is safe and ready for the change of seasons.



  • Schedule all exterior home projects such as painting, deck staining or foundation repairs to be completed before cooler and potentially wetter weather arrives.

  • Clean gutters of leaves and other debris to prevent blockage that could damage your roof and siding.

  • Apply weatherstripping around window and door frames to help reduce energy costs.

  • Prune trees and shrubs.

  • If needed, fertilize, verticut or core aerate, and overseed your lawn.

  • Hire a professional to inspect your HVAC systems and to replace air filters.

  • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected for any damage by a certified chimney sweep.

  • Consider upgrading the insulation in your home.

  • Replace batteries in all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Enjoy autumn by relaxing near your fireplace, chiminea or fire pit, knowing your home is attractively well-maintained.

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