Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall maintenance tips

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Read More

  • Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement.
  • Check for damage to your roof, and clean gutters and downspouts to keep debris from accumulating. This is especially important during the fall season to keep leaves from building up in gutters.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and maintained annually by a professional.
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and space under the dryer. Remove all lint, dust, and pieces of material.
  • Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Be sure not to overload electrical outlets, fuse boxes, extension cords or any other power service.
  • Inspect your smoke detectors. Make sure there is one on each floor of your home. Test them monthly, and change the battery annually or as needed.

Also see:
Winterize Your Vacant Home for a home preparation checklist.