As autumn's colourful tapestry unfolds, it's time to prepare your home for the crisp fall days and chilly evenings ahead. While you may be tempted to cozy up with a pumpkin spice latte, don't forget to ensure your home is in top shape for the season. Fall maintenance is essential for a comfortable and worry-free home this season.
To assist you in keeping your home running smoothly, we've compiled a fall maintenance list every homeowner should consider. By tackling these tasks, you'll not only enhance the longevity and efficiency of your home's various systems but also create a more comfortable and inviting living space for you and your loved ones to enjoy throughout the season.
Your dishwasher is a kitchen workhorse. Give it the attention it deserves with a fall sanitization. This essential step ensures your dishwasher is holiday-ready to provide you with spotless dishes and cutlery. Regular maintenance clears away debris, mold, and bacteria, enhancing its performance and lifespan.
Fridge Water Filter Replacement*
Don't overlook the importance of replacing your fridge's water filter. It's a simple yet crucial task to ensure your drinking water is clean and fresh.
Furnace Filter Replacement*
Don't forget the importance of replacing your furnace filter. Fall is an ideal time for this task to ensure your heating system runs efficiently during the colder months. Regular filter replacements improve indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and the overall performance of your furnace, keeping your home warm and your air clean.
Boiler &/or Tankless Water Heater Maintenance
As the temperatures drop, we strongly recommend scheduling maintenance for your furnace, boiler &/or tankless water heater (if applicable to your home). Regular upkeep is key to ensuring your heating systems perform safely, efficiently and reliably throughout the fall and winter. This essential service not only helps maintain a cozy home environment but also maximizes energy efficiency and extends the lifespan of these critical appliances. Keep your home warm and worry-free this fall.
Humidifier Filter Replacement*
Maintaining indoor humidity levels is vital during dry fall months. Regularly checking and changing your humidifier's filters ensures it operates efficiently, preventing dry skin, sinus discomfort, and static electricity, improving your comfort and well-being.
Bathroom Ventilation Fan Cleaning*
Keep your bathroom environment healthy and odour-free with fall cleaning of your ventilation fans. Properly functioning fans remove excess moisture and foul odours, preventing mold and mildew growth, ensuring a fresh and dry bathroom atmosphere.
Faucet and Outdoor Plumbing Winterization*
As winter approaches, safeguard your home against frozen pipes and costly water damage. Winterize outside taps, disconnect hoses, and drain outdoor plumbing systems to protect your property and prevent costly repairs.
Clean and Inspect Gutters and Downspouts
Autumn leaves may be beautiful, but they can wreak havoc on your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage, including roof leaks and foundation issues. To prevent these problems, clear leaves, twigs, and debris from your gutters and downspouts. Ensure they are securely fastened and properly channeling water away from your home.
Inspect and Clean Chimneys and Fireplaces
Before lighting your first fire of the season, have your chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned by a professional. Creosote buildup can lead to chimney fires, while blockages can cause smoke to back up into your home. A clean and well-maintained chimney and fireplace provide warmth and coziness without safety concerns.
Seal Windows and Doors
Prevent chilly drafts and save on heating costs by inspecting and sealing gaps around windows and doors. Use weatherstripping and caulk to seal any cracks or openings. This simple step keeps your home warm and your energy bills in check.
Fertilize Your Lawn
Don't forget the exterior! Fall is an excellent time to fertilize your lawn, promoting healthy root growth and a lush, green yard come spring. Apply a high-phosphorus fertilizer and continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing.
*These items are included in the cost of an annual HomeBert Essentials Membership.
By investing a bit of time and effort into these fall maintenance tasks, you'll be ready to embrace the season with open arms. Enjoy the cozy evenings, vibrant foliage, and pumpkin-flavoured treats, knowing that your home is well-prepared to keep you warm and comfortable.
Wishing you a delightful fall filled with warmth and relaxation in your well-maintained home!
The HomeBert Team
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