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Fall Home Maintenance

Get your home ready for the fall months!

• Replace the furnace filter.
• Have your heating system serviced.
• Replace all summer screens with storm windows and doors.
• Be sure all doors latch properly to protect against high winds.
• Have your chimney serviced and cleaned. Check for any missing mortar or for de¬bris (i.e. bird nests).
• Clean your gutters and downspouts throughout the fall season.
• Repair any window cracks or holes in weather stripping or caulking.
• Clean your ducts.
• Check to make sure your thermostat works properly.
• Check crawlspace for flooding after the first long rainfall.
• Make sure you have new batteries in all your flashlights and that they are easily found around the house.
• Stock up on bottled water and snacks in case of a power outage.
• Turn ON gas furnace pilot light.
• Make sure you have adequate insulation in attic and crawlspace.
• Continually check your air vents to make sure they aren’t blocked.
• Clean out the bathroom fan/filter.
• Test all smoke detecto…