Fall & Winter Home Maintenance Checklist



  • Install fresh batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Test and dust all detectors
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Drain sediment from hot water heater
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Insulate exposed pipes as needed
  • Schedule furnace inspection
  • Remove (or cover) window air conditioners
  • Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned
  • Remove screens and install storm windows
  • Turn off outdoor water supply, and store hoses
  • Inspect roof for damage
  • Clean gutters
  • Inspect caulk around windows and doors. Recaulk as needed
  • Trim trees and shrubs away from house
  • Inspect deck for any nails or screws that may be popping up
  • Cover or store outdoor furniture


  • Clean kitchen exhaust hood and filter
  • Test GFCI outlets
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Check sinks and toilets for leaks
  • Inspect hoses on washing machine, dishwasher and ice maker for leaks
  • Change direction of ceiling fans
  • Test sump pump



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