Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing and the weather is cooling. It is also a great time to be thinking of your seasonal home maintenance. Here is a list of suggested items for home maintenance inspections and repairs:

  • Have your heating system serviced, and change the filter
  • Schedule a chimney sweep for wood-burning fireplaces 
  • Put outdoor furniture and grill into storage or cover for the winter
  • Check weather stripping on all doors and windows, and repair as needed
  • Turn off outdoor water and store hoses
  • Winterize sprinkler system
  • Rake leaves
  • Clean gutters and downspouts of leaves and check for leaks
  • Overseed and aerate the lawn
  • Ensure pipes are well insulated
  • Check outdoor lighting
  • Check attic vents
  • Patch and seal driveway (asphalt or concrete) and concrete steps/walkways
  • Check tuckpointing on all brick areas, then seal masonry with silicone sealant
  • Make sure all garage floor or driveway drains are flowing properly
  • Inspect the roof for loose or missing shingles, and check flashing seals
  • Clean and reseal decks, fences, or other structures made of pressure-treated wood
  • Prune bushes, trees, and shrubs (except spring-flowering shrubs)

If during your inspections you come across any repair needs and need a recommendation for service please contact one of your NextHome Treasure Valley agents for a referral. 

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