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Autumn Home Maintenance List

Tom O'Dwyer

Autumn is a great time to tackle annual home maintenance items. As the cold weather approaches it's imperative to get your home ready for the winter season.  

 
Annual chimney cleaning is always recommended

Annual chimney cleaning is always recommended

Based on my experience, the following ten maintenance items should be checked prior to the winter season:

1. Service the heating system

2. Fill fuel tanks and change filters

3. Replace HVAC air filters 

4. Inspect and clean chimney

5. Test fire and CO alarms

6. Clean gutters  

7. Inspect roof

8. Weatherstrip windows and doors

9. Seal cracks in driveway/walkway

10. Winterize outdoor plumbing

These items aren't necessarily universal in every home, and please keep in mind that some maintenance items require the skill and experience of a professional. 

The following article by Better Homes and Gardens offers some terrific information on seasonal maintenance:

http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/maintenance/weatherizing/your-homes-fall-checklist/

HomePort will be providing Home Inspection Services through the autumn and winter seasons. Please feel free to contact me in regard to any home related questions. Stay warm and don't get stuck in the cold!

 

Sincerely,

Thomas O'Dwyer, PE

HomePort Inspections, Inc.

631-223-8752