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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

September

  • Check exterior finishes for signs of deterioration (peeling paint, loose siding, cracks)
  • Check garage door tracks and lubricate bearings
  • Check caulking around windows and doors for air and water leaks
  • Seed the lawn
  • Inspect fireplace and chimney dampers, clean if necessary
  • Check basement or crawl spaces for leaks or moisture 
  • Have humidifier, furnace and (heat recovery ventilator) HRV serviced
  • Clean and test clothes dryer vent
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

October

  • Check windows and screens for cracks or separations
  • Drain exterior water lines
  • Check roof including shingles and flashing and ensure vents are sealed properly
  • Check weather stripping for damage or wear
  • Check sealing around windows and doors for air or water leaks
  • Test septic system and clean if necessary
  • Winterize landscaping and remove leaves
  • Clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check and clean the heat recovery ventilator (HRV); wash or replace the filter; 
  • Clean water heater
  • Shut off exterior water supply
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts for debris
  • Clean humidifier and check for condensation and proper humidity levels
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

November

  • Check attic, basement and crawl spaces for leaks or moisture 
  • Inspect floor drains to ensure trap is filled with water
  • Clean or replace furnace filter
  • Check and clean the heat recovery ventilator (HRV); wash or replace the filter; 
  • Check for condensation and humidity
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
    

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