Seasonal home maintenance checklist: Fall

Use our seasonal checklist to keep your home and property in perfect condition regardless of the season.

  • Vacuum & dust your air conditioning unit. Shut it off, clean & cover it until spring

  • Schedule a chimney cleaning and heating system maintenance

  • Rake any leaves and get rid of any mulch

  • Plant new trees, trim branches & shrubs winterize any perennials, clean out all annuals.

  • Lay any required sod

  • Turn off your sprinklers and disconnect water hoses (before first freeze)

  • Clean off all debris from your roof & check for damage, flush eaves troughs and downspouts with water and inspect the joints

  • Check safety devices: smoke/carbon alarms, and fire extinguishers

  • Check for any plumbing leaks on supply lines to your toilets and sinks

  • Check all windows and entry ways for caulking for separations & cracks, re-caulk if necessary

  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling


These tips should help to prepare your home for the fall season. Stay tuned for the winter edition of home maintenance tips.