Home Maintenance - Fall Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

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Replace HVAC filters.

Check chimneys for obstructions. Remove any nests or other obstructions as needed. Install a chimney cap if necessary.

Check that heating system is working properly. Have serviced as needed.

Check that all windows are closed tight and locked.

Make sure ground around house has not settled enough that water will not drain away from foundation. Fill in as needed.

Clean gutters. Confirm downspouts are draining water away from foundation. Repair as needed. (Early to mid-December)

Disconnect hoses from water spigots not being used.

If you have a well, have it tested for safety. It is recommended to have it tested every 2 years for bacteria.

Check that exterior doors are closing tightly. Adjust door and thresholds as needed.

Close outside crawlspace vents.

Check bathroom exhaust fans

Activate humidifier in late November.

Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.