Tips October 4, 2016

Autumn Inside the Home – Maintenance Tips!

Autumn Inside the Home - Maintenance Tips

Autumn Inside the Home – Maintenance Tips

Spring cleaning is over, but it’s never too late to go through a fall checklist of things to prepare before the winter!  Here are some “Autumn Inside the Home – Maintenance Tips” to consider.

  • Furnace: Change your furnace filter according to the guidelines of your particular furnace and have it checked if needed, by a professional.
  • Smoke Alarms: Add smoke alarms to the rooms in your home if you don’t already have them. Change the batteries in the smoke alarms that you do have.
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors:  Change your CO2 Detector batteries.
  • Fire Extinguishers: Buy fire extinguishers and put them in good access areas in your home.  Learn how to use them.
  • Paint: Update walls with fresh paint.
  • Clocks: Replace old batteries with new.
  • Floors & Carpets: Refresh your floors & carpets with a thorough cleaning.
  • Doggie Doors: Ensure doggie doors are fastened well and working properly.  Make sure they’re insulated for the cold weather.
  • Winter Tools: Check and/or fix, replace, or buy: shovels, ice chippers, ice scrapers & brushes for cars, salt for sidewalks.
  • Chimneys: Get rid of creosote buildup and have a chimney sweep come and clean your pipe!
  • Use Weather Strips: Check and repair any leaks in doors and windows that will allow the cold winter air or moisture inside.
  • Washer & Dryer: Check your washer and dryer hoses and vents to ensure they’re clean and in good shape.
  • Hot Water Heaters:  Get rid of dirt and sediment in your water heater.  Houselogic has a good article for instructions.