There are important things you should always check ever season change. Each maintenance is broken up for every season in lists.
With fall getting ready to turn its head, I decided to start with Fall first.
- Flush your water heater and remove any sediment.
- Store all air conditioners and if you have central air cover the unit up.
- Get your heater system ready for winter.
- Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets.
- If you have a chimney, get it cleaned.
- Test your sump pump.
- Check your driveway for cracks.
- Get ready for winter and buy some gear.
- Regularly check for icicles and ice dams.
- Check your electricity – outlets – to the best of your ability. Be very careful when doing this.
- Tighten any handles and knobs.
- Check all of your locks and deadbolts.
- Repair all of the caulking in your shower and bathtubs, if needed.
- Clean any sediment when removing showerheads.
- If you have a basement, deep clean and inspect it. You have to make sure your basement it clean at all times. Your basement is your number one storage place – especially if you don’t have an attic – and you can just throw things in there willy-nilly, and it can get piled up.
- Check for exterior damage. Make sure your home is going to be ready for the rainfall you may see during spring.
- Clean out your gutters or if you can’t do it yourself, hire someone to do it for you.
- Get air conditioning ready for summer.
- Repair or replace all damaged window screens.
- Clean dead plants and shrubs from around your home.
- Inspect your roof and repair any damages that winter may have brought to your roof.
- Check for grout in your bathroom and kitchen. If you need to fix anything, change it.
- Inspect plumbing for leaks and clean faucets.
- Inspect for insects and fix any problems before they get worse.
- Clean your deck and patio. Repair any damage if necessary.
- Check and clean all vents that can lead to the exterior of your home.
- Last but not least, clean your garage.