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Tips for Fall

  • Check¬†heating and ventilating system.

  • Check smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Always use bath exhaust fan while showering.

  • Clean or replace furnace filter as needed.

  • Clean range hood filter.

  • Clean dryer vent.

  • Always use kitchen exhaust fan while cooking.

  • Check adjustment of door thresholds.

  • Check and repair all cracked, separated, or missing exterior caulking and weather stripping.

  • Wash windows and the exterior of the house to remove dust and dirt.

  • Get the snow blower tuned up before it snows.

  • Aerate the lawn and blow out irrigation system.

  • Check gutters and downspouts and clean if needed.

  • Water grass as long as possible, until the ground freezes.

  • With standard frost-free hose bibs, disconnect the hose so the faucet can drain out and not freeze pipes.¬† For non frost proof outside hose bibs, shut off exterior faucets and drain pipes before temperatures drop to freezing.