Time to Get Cozy: Fall Home Maintenance Tips

With Fall officially in the air, it’s time to break out your cozy blankets and apple cider recipes!

And if you’re a homeowner, you’ll also want to complete a quick maintenance check on your property. But what aspects of your home should you be looking after?

  • Rake leaves and aerate the lawn
  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters
  • Clean fireplace flues and check fireplace for damage or hazards
  • Power-wash windows and siding
  • Cover the inside and outside of your windows and doors to prevent drafts
  • Replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors & if you haven’t already, make sure a smoke detector is installed on every floor of your home
  • Drain and store hoses, and drain in-ground sprinkler systems
  • Protect outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages by using insulation
  • Inspect roof for missing, lose, or damaged shingles and leaks
  • Check water heater for any signs of distress

While these can all be checked by you, the homeowner, it doesn’t hurt to have a professional take a quick peak too. Getting your furnace and ductwork serviced can help your home become not only more safe, but also more energy efficient. Think about having a specialist inspect and clean your dryer vent as well!

For more homeowner tips, stop by Alliance’s Blog!

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