Summer is ending, and the cooler months are ahead! It's time for some quarterly maintenance on your home!
The air is getting cooler, which means fall is finally here! What do you think of when you think fall? I can't wait for all the pumpkins, leaves, and apple cider donuts! I don't just think about all the fun fall stuff though, I also think about the tasks that need to be done on my home!
Every good homeowner knows that with the change of seasons, there are some home tasks that need accomplished. In this guide, I have listed out some of the important tasks you should be adding to your checklist - for both the interior, and exterior of your home.
Change your air filters
Clean all air vents
Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
Replace any burnt out lights
Inspect appliances and drains to ensure they are working properly
Clean your washing machine
Clean the dryer lint catcher
Inspect and clean windows, sills, and weather stripping
Clean out and wipe down fridge and freezer
Clean out dishwasher filter
Flush hot water tank
General all over clean
Power wash driveway, walkways, patio, and siding as needed
Clean out gutters and downspouts
Clean and store summer equipment
Clean patio furniture
Shut off water spouts and put hoses away
Inspect roof and shingles
Seal windows and door cracks
Seal any holes in foundation or exterior walls
Trim up bushes, and cut down any dead tree branches
Check winter supplies (Shovels, Ice Scraper, etc)
Have fireplace/chimney inspected and cleaned
Rake the leaves
What do you think? Was there anything surprising on this list? If you have something that I should add, feel free to share it with me in the comments! Happy Fall!