Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall-maintenance-tipsMaintaining your home requires various chores at different times of year. In Fall, you want to clear out from summer’s activities and get ready for the colder months to come. Here is a Fall Maintenance Checklist you can use to ensure your house is winter-ready this year.

Fall Cleaning Checklist

  • Schedule your furnace inspection and cleaning
  • Professionally clean the chimney; sweep out fireplaces
  • Clean the barbeque grill and refill the propane tank
  • Clear gutters and downspouts
  • Check the roof for storm debris or missing shingles
  • Clean out the dryer vent
  • Drain and store hoses; shut off exterior water valves
  • Wash windows
  • Wipe ceiling fans and change their direction
  • Clear cobwebs from ceilings
  • Clean light fixtures and replace light bulbs
  • Clean appliances; vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Clean and store outdoor furniture and playthings
  • Clear away yard debris; rake leaves
  • Sweep out garage
  • Put away summer yard tools; drain fuel from mowers and trimmers
  • Dust baseboards and blinds

Fall Repairs Checklist

  • Touch up exterior areas that need painting
  • Replace worn or missing caulking and weather seals
  • Repair steps, stairs and railings
  • Fix damaged gutters and downspouts

Fall Maintenance Checklist

  • Replace filters
  • Change battery on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Trim landscaping around house
  • Feed and seed the3 lawn
  • Buy candles and batteries for flashlights
  • Switch out summer clothing for fall and winter clothing
  • Clean out the refrigerator and pantry; toss expired foods
  • Install storm windows
  • Tune up snow blower; pull out snow shovels, sleds and winter supplies
  • Flip mattresses
  • Fill bird feeders
  • Prepare a winter emergency kit

Först Consulting Group Estate Management Services

Going through this Fall Maintenance Checklist will prepare your home for fall and winter.

Whenever you will be gone from your home for an extended period of time, it is important to have someone knowledgeable in home care monitor and protect your property. At Först Consulting Group, we offer Estate Management services to homes in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. to provide:

  • Scheduled interior and exterior walkthroughs of your property
  • Reporting to homeowners if anything is amiss
  • Repairs by qualified contractors on behalf of homeowner
  • Property maintenance like snow removal, water turn-on and turn-off, and exterior lighting checks
  • Charging car batteries
  • Mail pickup and package delivery
  • Concierge move-in ready services for when you return…and more.

Contact us today to learn more.


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