Fall is upon us.... Chore time.

By
Home Inspector with Critical Home Inspections

I just posted a blog about the danger of a chimney fire and the need to have your chimney cleaned before the heating season.   http://activerain.com/blogsview/230455/Clean-that-chimney

After posting that, I thought that I should place a more comprehensive list of things to do as Autumn rolls along.

If you're a home owner, don't forget to.....

  • Close fireplace damper when not in use
  • Fix leaky faucets                               

  • Unclog slow-running drains

  • Inspect and replace filters as necessary

  • Clean/vacuum coils of both the compressor (outside) and Air Handler (inside) of your heat pump

  • Clean/vacuum heating ducts, grills, and registers

  • walk around the house exterior to check general condition

  • Replace smoke and fire alarm batteries (at least twice per year)

  • Inspect and clean fireplace and chimney

  • Clean upper-story windows (twice per year)

  • Inspect window screens and insulation, and install storm windows

  • Inspect weather-stripping around doors and replace as needed.

  • Cut back any trees or shrubs touching the roof or exterior (twice per year)

  • Clean gutters and inspect downspouts (twice per year)

  • Trim, cover, or bring in outdoor plants as needed

  • Perform seasonal pest control (quarterly)

AAAAAhhhhhh.. the Joys of Home Ownership.........

These and other tips may be found on my web site http://home2spec.com/home_maintenance_checklist.htm

Stay safe....

 

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Comments (91)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:14 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:15 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:16 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:17 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:18 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:19 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
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Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:20 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:21 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Victor, I'm stopping back by in-order to check to see if you have any new posts. I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything has been and is going well with you and your family.

Have a good one

Oct 15, 2012 11:22 AM
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Dec 14, 2012 12:43 PM
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Dec 14, 2012 12:44 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:45 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:46 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:47 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:48 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:49 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:50 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:51 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Victor,  I sure realy do keep hoping find that you have came back and started bloging in the community! I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging here once again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well with you.

Dec 14, 2012 12:52 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Hey Victor

 

Victor, was just hopping to find out you mighty had came back to your blog.

Jul 08, 2013 08:29 PM