Your Complete Fall Home Maintenance Guide
When the leaves start to change color and the days get shorter, you know fall is quickly approaching! As you think about switching your light summer clothes for fall sweaters, make sure you are getting your home and yard ready for the weather change as well. This will involve putting aside some time to complete this fall home maintenance checklist, or hiring a handyman to complete the tasks that you don’t have the time to do on your own. Not sure where to start? We have compiled a fall home maintenance guide to get you started on keeping your home and yard in great shape throughout the fall and winter.
Why Season Changes Call for Maintenance
Just like your car needs good tires and a tune-up before winter, your home needs a little attention before the cold weather hits. Preparing now before the temperature and humidity drops will save you time, money, and headaches down the road. Each season brings different demands, but the harsh conditions of winter require time to get ready. Once warmer weather hits, there will be a spring checklist for your handyman to tackle!
Getting the yard ready for winter will demand a lot of time from you or your handyman, and everything should be done thoroughly. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some ideas on how to get your outdoor space ready for winter:
- Clean out gutters and downspouts
- Cover and store patio furniture
- Disconnect and store garden hoses
- Inspect for critter entry points
- Cover A/C units
Tasks to Complete in the Home
Once the yard is ready for cold weather, make sure your house is, too. Prepping for winter indoors requires less physical labor and more inspection to make sure you stay protected from cold weather. The list will vary based on the individual home, but start with:
- Inspect window and door weather stripping
- Reverse ceiling fan direction
- Clean debris from window wells
- Inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
If you have an older home, your handyman may have some extra ideas to protect your house and get you safely through winter. When the list is completed, you can feel comfortable and confident knowing you are ready for the next few months.
Have a Handyman Tackle Your To-Do List
When you’re ready to start on your fall home maintenance, download our checklist to lead you through all of these tasks. If you don’t have the extra time or are not the handiest person, consider hiring a handyman. Your handyman will be able to get the whole list completed for you in a timely manner, making your life easier. If they find your weather stripping isn’t doing the job anymore, or there is a spot where animals can get into your home, they will go ahead and fix it for you.