DISCOVER: 37 Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your To-Do List
Fall maintenance is crucial for homeowners in the East Bay to prepare their homes for the winter season.
Here’s a list of 37 fall maintenance tasks for your homeowner’s to-do list:
- Clean out gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage.
- Inspect the roof for damaged shingles and repair as needed.
- Check for leaks around windows and doors, and seal any gaps.
- Inspect and clean the chimney and fireplace.
- Test your heating system and replace filters.
- Reverse ceiling fans to circulate warm air downward.
- Insulate pipes to prevent freezing.
- Drain and store garden hoses.
- Shut off outdoor water faucets.
- Fertilize the lawn to promote root growth.
- Rake and dispose of fallen leaves.
- Prune trees and shrubs to remove dead or overhanging branches.
- Plant winter-resistant flowers and bulbs.
- Clean and store outdoor furniture.
- Check exterior lighting and replace bulbs as needed.
- Inspect the exterior for peeling paint and touch-ups.
- Seal any cracks in the driveway and walkways.
- Clean and store the lawnmower and other garden tools.
- Service your HVAC system, including duct cleaning.
- Check for drafts around doors and windows.
- Inspect and clean the dryer vent.
- Clean and cover the grill.
- Clean and store window A/C units.
- Check and clean the sump pump.
- Inspect the foundation for cracks and repair if necessary.
- Clean and organize the garage.
- Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Replace batteries in smoke and CO detectors.
- Check the water heater for leaks or corrosion.
- Insulate the attic to improve energy efficiency.
- Service or winterize the swimming pool, if applicable.
- Check for pest infestations and take preventative measures.
- Clean and store summer sports equipment.
- Vacuum and clean carpets and rugs.
- Clean and condition wood furniture.
- Prepare emergency kits with supplies for power outages.
- Review your homeowner’s insurance policy for any necessary updates.
Remember that specific maintenance tasks may vary based on your home’s unique features and needs, so adapt this list accordingly. Proper fall maintenance helps ensure your home remains comfortable and well-protected during the winter months in the East Bay.
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