2018 fall home maintenance tipsNow that the days are getting colder and autumn is already here, it is a good idea to go around your home and check for possible problems before they become serious. Here’s a handy Home Maintenance List of things to check, before it gets too cold!

  • Check exterior finishes for damage
  • Check garage door tracks, weather stripping and lubricate bearings
  • Check basement and crawl spaces for moisture or cracks
  • Check clothes dryer duct (should not use plastic) and vent
  • Check and reset ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check windows and screens
  • Shut off exterior water supply, drain lines and remove hoses
  • Check roof including shingles, flashing and vents
  • Winterize landscaping and remove leaves
  • Check caulking for air and water leaks
  • Clean furnace filter and HRV filter (yes the air exchanger has filters)
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts
  • Clean humidifier
  • Check fireplace and chimney inside and out
  • Check attic for leaks and signs of animals

List courtesy of Alan Spisak of ACISS Home & Commercial Inspection Consultants

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