Fall Home Maintenance: Preparing Your Home for the Changing Seasons

Hey homeowners, sharing what I have been busy doing {read calling in my favorite companies}. As the leaves start to fall and the temperatures begin to drop, it's time to on some home maintenance tasks that are essential for keeping our homes in tip-top shape. Tackle these fall maintenance items, to ensure a smooth transition into the cooler months. I am a big believer in Murphy's Law, you'll find out the furnace needs a tune up the day temps are in the 20's.

First up, the HVAC system. Fall is the perfect time to service your heating system, ensuring it's operating efficiently and safely for the colder months ahead. Keep it in top shape with a professional inspection and cleaning. I paid $325 for the HVAC tune up + AC servicing in the spring.

Carpet cleaning should be next on your radar. Regular cleaning removes dirt, stains, and allergens, enhancing indoor air quality and maintaining a fresh and healthy environment. Plus, it helps remove all evidence of pets and children while extending the life of your carpets. I paid $650 for 4 rooms, closets + an area rug.

Servicing the garage door ensures safe and reliable operation. Regular maintenance prevents accidents, prolongs the lifespan of the door, and keeps it functioning smoothly. I paid $300 for the servicing + replacing the eye sensors.

Roof things, gutters and downspouts. Check for any damage or loose shingles. Clearing out any debris and leaves will prevent clogging, ensuring proper drainage and safeguarding your home against water damage. Cleaning the chimney will help eliminate any creosote buildup and ensure a safe fireplace experience.

Leaky windows and doors can be a big energy drain. Take a moment to inspect and seal them, protecting your home from drafts and improving energy efficiency. Disconnecting and draining outdoor hoses is another important step to prevent freezing and pipe damage.

Prep your landscaping by trimming trees and shrubs 12" away from your home. This will prevent damage from rain.

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are functioning correctly. Change the batteries, there's a 99.9% chance they'll start beeping when you're in bed.

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