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September 23, 2019

Fall House Maintenance Checklist

Cabin in between two mountain edges with trees surrounding it.

Now that summer is over and fall is officially underway, it’s time to start thinking about fall home maintenance. We have a Fall House Care Checklist we provide to our clients, but we wanted to share some of the highlights so you know a few of the things to look for, whether you work with TruBlue or not.

Outside Projects

  • Spot-seed the lawn and apply fall fertilizer
  • Clear fallen limbs, leaves and other yard debris
  • Aerate the lawn
  • Check window caulking and weatherstripping
  • Put in storm windows, where applicable

Inside Projects

  • Check the attic for leaks or roofing issues
  • Check attic fan
  • Replace batteries in all fire alarms and smoke detectors
  • Check furnace and change filter
  • Inspect sinks, toilets, and drains for leaks or clogs
  • Check fire extinguishers

Additional Things to Consider

  • Clean outdoor furniture and grills
  • Inspect and clean gutters
  • Clean window wells
  • Clean and store window AC units
  • Cut-back plants and plant bulbs
  • Seal driveway or walkway asphalt or concrete
  • Power wash porches, steps, decks, and patios
  • Check chimney, foundation and crawl space for leaks or issues
  • Flush hot water heater
  • Check and clean air registers, grills, and vents
  • Clean and adjust or reverse ceiling fans

Your local TruBlue technician can help with these projects as well as many more, either with a one-time service call or through our House Care Plus program.

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