Winter will be here before you know it and the best time to prepare your home is in the fall. Here is a quick and easy checklist for your home maintenance this fall.
-Rake leaves and move yard debris. Also, start a compost pile for your soil come spring time.
-Drain oil and gas from your lawn equipment. Wash the equipment before it goes into storage.
-Aerate, fertilize, and reseed your lawn. This is the best time to do it in preparation for spring.
-Roll up hoses and insulate your outdoor faucets. Also, be sure to winterize your sprinkler system.
-Have your chimney cleaned and inspected.
-Inspect your roof and repair any loose or missing shingles. Also remove any branches from the roof.
-Clean your gutter and inspect your downspouts.
-Add weather stripping to your windows, if needed. It can prevent drafts and improve heating efficiency.
-Get your HVAC serviced.
-Replace your air filters.
-Insulate any exposed water pipes.
-Drain your hot water heater. Sediment can clog the pipes and this small task can improve it’s efficiency.
Excerpted from “Home Fall Maintenance.” Ehow.com. 26, September 2016.