Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

The vibrant yellow, orange, and red leaves are a signal that it is time to do some household maintenance before the winter sets in. Here is a handy checklist to keep your home in its best condition throughout the winter months.

Gutters and Downspouts

  • Remove leaves and debris from your gutters and downspouts.

  • Check that all brackets are securely in place.

  • Make sure that the downspouts are directing water away from your home’s foundation.


Windows and Doors

  • Check to make sure that there is no damage to your window and door frames.

  • Caulk or add weather stripping around windows and doors to stop drafts.


Heating System

  • Clean ducts throughout the home to remove dust and promote efficiency.

  • Replace the filter

  • Have a professional give your heating system a health check.

  • Make sure the seams of ducts are secure and sealed

  • Have your chimney professionally clean to remove soot and prevent fires.

  • Have the flue checked to make sure it has a tight seal

  • Keep the woodpile away from the house



  • Drain your outdoor faucets, turn the water off and remove hoses.

  • Make sure pipes are insulated to prevent freezing.



  • Clean dryer vent to remove all lint and prevent fire.

Driveway and Sidewalks

  • Repair cracks in your driveway and sidewalks to prevent more damage over the winter months. 

Smoke detectors and carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors



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