Fall Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance

This week marked the official start of autumn. Are you and your home ready?


Preparing your home for Fall:

Fall Home Maintenance

□ Inspect roof for missing, loose, or damaged shingles. Get repairs if needed.

□ Check gutter and downspout alignment to verify that rainwater collects and drains away from the house. Adjust if needed. Also clear gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris.

□ Examine tree branches, trim if needed so they are at least 2 ft away from roof and gutters.Fall Home Maintenance

□ Have an arborist inspect any trees that appear weakened by the drought. Also ask them to trim the dead parts out of any trees or shrubs.

□ Examine the grounds of your property. Fix cracks or loose pieces in walkways, driveways, and entryways. Also inspect the foundation for cracks and arrange for repairs if needed.

□ Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture.Fall Home Maintenanc

□ Check for cracks and gaps around windows and doors, seal with caulk and weather stripping as needed.

□ Consider flood insurance.  This fall is supposed to bring one of Southern California’s strongest El Niño’s and homeowners’ policies typically do not cover flood damage.

□ In case of Fall Home Maintenance

□ Check safety devices
inside your house. Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors if needed. Also check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher and replace if needed.Fall Home Maintenance

□ Clean out dryer vents
and any forced air vents around your home. Cool, dry fall weather in the fall can increase static electricity, so it’s better to get the lint out now and not run the risk of a fire being sparked.

□ Prepare your fireplace.
Schedule a chimney sweep to come clean out your fireplace and make sure it is ready for use. Also check other heating systems in your house such as furnaces or boilers.

□ ConductFall Home Maintenance



Just by completing these simple tasks, you can be assured that you and your home are ready for the changing seasons!Fall Home Maintenance

Interested in sprucing up your curb appeal after all this maintenance? Click here for some great fall ideas!


About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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