Seasonal Reminders

Fall Maintenance List

Here is a list of items to prepare your home for the coming winter months.

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Remove exterior water hoses, shut off water supply to outside hose bibs
  • Trim branches & vegetation away from home’s exterior
  • Clean & inspect chimney & fireplace
  • Check siding for loose sections, woodpecker holes, or other damage
  • Inspect heating system, replace filter, open cold air return vents
  • Change batteries in thermostat
  • Remove screens, repair as needed before winter storage
  • Install storm windows
  • Replace worn weather stripping
  • Set programmable thermostat for winter heating season
  • Change smoke alarm & CO2 alarm batteries, test units
  • Install CO detectors if your home doesn’t have any
  • Install a fire extinguisher, review fire evacuation plan with your family
  • Pull clothes dryer from wall, clean out ducting
  • Winterize your summer outdoor power equipment
  • Tune-up snow-blower, stock up on sidewalk sand/salt
  • Ice dams a problem last winter?  Now is the time to make repairs.
  • If you plan to be away for extended period, schedule someone regularly inspect your home.
  • Vacuum ceiling bath fans, smoke detectors & heat supply/return grills

FIX’M Home Repairs can assist with many of your fall maintenance tasks.