Fall Checklist

FALL (EXTERIOR)

Grounds

  • Check window well, dry wells and storm drains
  • Seal driveway cracks.
  • Check wooden fences for condition.
  • Trim all trees.

Foundation

  • Check (during rainstorm) for proper drainage away from house and garage.
  • Seal any cracks.
  • Siding Check for finish or paint deterioration.
  • Caulk joints.

Windows and Doors

  • Check for finish or paint deterioration.
  • Remove and store screens - install storms.
  • Check putty at windows.

Roof

  • Check for loose, damaged or shingles.
  • Check soffits for signs of moisture build-up.
  • Check condition of chimney.
  • Check flashings for lifting or poor seal.
  • Check all gutters and leaders.

Plumbing

  • Drain exterior water lines and open taps (in cold areas).
  • Insulate water lines that are subject to freezing.

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FALL (INTERIOR)

Attic

  • Check ventilation openings for nests, blockage.
  • Check operation of vent and/or attic fan.

Heating/Cooling Systems

  • Have heating system checked by serviceman.
  • Remove (or winterize) room air conditioners.
  • Clean all elements of cooling system.
  • Check condition of hot water heater.
  • Test and start humidifier.
  • Clean and secure dehumidifier.
  • Service all radiators and valves.
  • Repair breaks in insulation.
  • Check for leaks (caulk and weatherstrip).
  • Lubricate all pumps, fans and motors.

House Security

  • Check charge on fire extinguishers.
  • Review family fire prevention and escape plans.
  • Have police and fire officials check your home for suggestions.

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