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FALL Maintenance Checklist

Inspect and Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. Ensure they are securely fastened to the house. Consider installing gutter guards to prevent future debris buildup.

Check the Roof

Look for damaged or missing shingles. Inspect flashing around chimneys and vents for leaks. Clean moss or algae growth if present. If your roof is older or has issues, consider a professional inspection to catch and repair problems before winter.

Seal Gaps and Cracks

Inspect the exterior of your home for gaps around windows, doors, and foundations. Seal any gaps with caulk or weatherstripping to prevent drafts.

Inspect and Clean the Chimney and Fireplace

Have a professional chimney sweep inspect and clean your chimney if you have a fireplace. Ensure the damper is working correctly.

Check Heating System

Schedule a professional HVAC technician to inspect and clean your heating system. Replace air filters. Consider installing a programmable thermostat to save energy.

Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Replace batteries and test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Clean and Store Outdoor Furniture

Clean and store outdoor furniture in a dry place to prevent damage from winter weather.

Winterize Outdoor Faucets and Irrigation Systems

Turn off outdoor faucets and drain hoses. Blow out your irrigation system to prevent freezing and bursting pipes.

Inspect Trees and Trim Branches

Trim any overhanging tree branches that could potentially fall on your home during winter storms.

Prepare the Lawn and Garden

Rake leaves and clean up garden debris. Plant fall bulbs and prepare your garden for winter.

Check Insulation

Inspect attic and wall insulation for any damage or gaps. Add insulation as needed to improve energy efficiency.

Clean and Store Summer Tools

Clean and properly store summer equipment like lawnmowers and trimmers.

Clean Dryer Vents

Remove lint buildup from dryer vents to prevent fire hazards.

Test Outdoor Lighting

Ensure that outdoor lighting is working properly for safety during dark winter evenings.

Check Windows and Doors

Inspect and repair or replace weatherstripping as needed. Consider installing storm windows and doors for added insulation.

Prepare Emergency Kit

Assemble or update an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food, and blankets.

Insulate Pipes

Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and bursting.

Check Sump Pump

Test and maintain your sump pump if you have one, especially if your area is prone to heavy rains.

Exterior Repair Services


  • Shingle Repairs
  • Roof cleaning
  • Algae Removal
  • Roof and Soffit Venting
  • Roof Leak Specialist


  • Real Estate Roof Inspections
  • Real Estate Chimney Inspections


  • Gutter and Downspout Repairs
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Siding Repairs
  • Facia and Soffit Repairs
  • Power Washing


  • Dryer vent cleaning
  • Appliance Liners


  • Flashing Repairs
  • Chimney Sweeping
  • Tuck pointing
  • Chimney Liners
  • Fireplace Repairs
  • Chimney Repairs
  • Chimney sealing
  • Chimney removal
  • B-Vent Installation
  • Smoke Chamber Parging


  • Fireplace tuck pointing
  • Heat shield Certification
  • Flue Fire Repairs
  • Masonry Repairs
  • Masonry sealing
  • Chimney Rebuilding
  • Chase Covers
  • Chimney Crowns
  • Flue Tile Repairs
  • Chimney Caps
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