Fall Home Maintenance


In fall, prepare your home and yard for cooler temperatures, falling leaves and more hours spent indoors.

Outdoor Tasks:

  • Clean gutters and downspouts. Get information on maintaining your gutters.
  • Inspect roof and chimney for cracks and damage.
  • Rake leaves and shred to use as mulch or dispose of them based on local guidelines.
  • Close or install storm windows.
  • Remove hoses from spigots and drain and store indoors, coiled and flat.
  • Store outdoor furniture and cushions.
  • Test snow blower and have it professionally serviced if necessary. 
  • Rake Leaves

Indoor Tasks:

  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set clocks back in the fall. See our carbon monoxide detector buying guide. Learn more about detecting and preventing carbon monoxide.
  • Check windows and doors for weather-tightness and install weather stripping where it's needed. Check out our tips on weather stripping windows and doors.
  • Have furnace professionally inspected.
  • If needed, set traps for rodents.
  • Dust blinds and vacuum curtains throughout your house.
  • Clean kitchen and bathroom cabinets and throw away outdated food, medicine and cosmetics

Information borrowed from the Lowe's website!

Carole Hunnisett

Carole Hunnisett

Sales Representative
CENTURY 21 Blue Sky Region Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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