Fall Maintenance Check List
Summer may be peak home improvement season, but as this comprehensive fall home maintenance schedule suggests, autumn is king when it comes to maintaining your home. Some of the easiest fall chores can save you big dollars on your energy bills — not to mention prevent major potential problems — this winter, if you complete the tasks on our fall home maintenance checklist!
1.Seal drafts and add insulation- Caulk, seal and weather strip: Pay special attention to drafts around windows or doors, especially if you haven't installed new energy efficient windows. Here's a simple way to detect air leaks that can cost you money: Hold a lit stick of incense or a candle and go around the perimeter of windows and door. Drafts will pull the smoke in their direction, making it easier to determine where the cold air is seeping in. Add or replace worn weather stripping or caulk in those spots
2.Clean the deck- Fall is the ideal time to have a Handyman assess your deck safety. Having them check for missing or rusted bolts, boards that may need replacing and or show signs of rot, which could worsen over a wet winter. While you’re out there, clean off any fallen leaves or debris, which can hold moisture against the boards and create a slick surface under snow.
3.Complete a safety check, inside and out
4.Review outdoor lighting: With dark days ahead, exterior lighting is crucial for home security and your safety. Not only can security lights help deter criminals, but path lights can spotlight any potential hazards before your family or guests stumble in the dark. If your yard isn't well lit, you may want to contact an electrician or outdoor lighting company for an estimate before the ground becomes too hard to install new outdoor lighting this year.
5.Replace burnt out bulbs: Check all of your outdoor bulbs and fixtures, and consider using solar timers to turn outdoor lights on at dusk and off in the morning.
6.Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: Common advice is to test smoke and CO detectors when you set your clocks to "Fall Back" and "Spring Forward." We recommend doing it before your furnace kicks on for the first time this season. Make sure the detectors are all working as expected, and replace any batteries in units that aren't hardwired to your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can be deadly
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