Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Feel those refreshing lower temperatures? Fall is on its way! Here’s how to get your rental property ready for cooler weather. Want a printable pdf? Click here.

2018 Fall Home Maintenance Checklist - Dona Brown

  • Clean gaps between deck boards, especially above joists.
  • Check caulking and weather strips around doors and windows.
  • Trim or remove plantings around foundation. Leave a minimum of one foot of clear space between plantings and foundation.
  • Test Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers.
  • Service kitchen disposal by grinding several cups of ice cubes.
  • Examine, repair, and replace caulk and grout around sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • Clean fire extinguisher. Refill or replace as needed.
  • Have your HVAC serviced by a qualified technician.
  • Clean kitchen exhaust fan filters.
  • Check driveway for cracks. Fill cracks and reseal as needed.
  • Test smoke detectors. Replace batteries as needed.
  • Check septic system drain field for flooding. Drain approximately two gallons from water heater to eliminate sediment.
  • Pass a lit candle around doors and windows to check for drafts. Weather strip as necessary.
  • Examine chimney. Clean flue, and repair as needed.

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