Fall Home Maintenance - Checklist

Real Estate Sales Representative with Zolo Realty, Brokerage


Geting ready for winter ! Here is the checklist to review. 


1. Have your furnace or heating system serviced by a qualified service technician, or as recommended by the manufacturer.


2. Have chimneys professionally checked and cleared of any obstructions or animal nests.


3. Pop off the vent covers on heating ducts to vacuum out any surface dust or debris inside.


4. Stock up on furnace air filters, which should generally be changed monthly during the heating season.


5. Take a look at visible ductwork to see if seams remain tight and insulation or duct tape is intact.


6. Clean the vent covers on bathroom exhaust fans and range hoods.


7. Make this your regular time of year to check and replace batteries on smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.


8. Switch out window screens for storm windows.


9. Check the seal on windows and doors; add weather stripping, as required — follow directions on the package for best results, typically while temperatures are above -7°C (20°F).


10. Clean out the humidifier.


11. Cover outside air-conditioning units and shut off power.


12. Inspect the area around your foundation wall or perimeter of your home to check for any potential water leaks.


13. Have the eaves troughs and downspouts cleared.


14. Detach and store outdoor hoses and close the shut-off valve.






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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Good list and good points.  Although our weather is a little milder around here and some of these things may not apply to us.

Oct 09, 2011 04:12 PM #1
Charles Walk

Pretty detailed list. Even though I am in Colorado, our maintenance checklist is about the same.



Oct 09, 2011 04:12 PM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sham - Thank you for sharing quality information and tips on fall home maintenance, checklist.

Oct 09, 2011 05:20 PM #3
Sham Pathania
Zolo Realty, Brokerage - Toronto, ON

Thanks Gene, Charles and John for stopping by.

Oct 11, 2011 04:53 PM #4
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Well, Sham, I thought my honey-do list was just about done.  But, thanks for the reminders about the air filters.

Oct 21, 2011 07:35 AM #5
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Sham - a great list for every homeowner to check off what needs doing and what is already done ..... or what they would hire out to have done.

Oct 30, 2011 03:18 PM #6
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