There’s nothing quite like some casual mailbox conversation with your neighbor. This past week, I was out doing so when the topic of fall home maintenance got brought up.
“Yeah, we started spraying around the house for spiders this week and turned off the water. I can’t believe it’s already fall again! Have you guys started on your fall to-do list?”
As a first time homeowner, all sorts of panic signals were going off in my head. Spraying for spiders? Turning the water off already? Where’s my homeowners manual? I don’t remember a thing about either of those! After a quick internet search and a few phone calls to family members, I quickly realized all of things that are easy yet necessary for fall home maintenance. Whether you are a first time homeowner without a clue like myself, or a veteran homeowner who needs a brush-up on fall home maintenance tasks, this post is for you. Below is a list of both indoor and outdoor tasks. Print off this image and stick it on your fridge as a reminder! A few simple preparations now can save you from some cold nights and excess energy bills this winter. Oh, and it can save you from some creepy crawly monsters (spiders) joining you in the shower [past experience]. Fall-proofing your home is necessary.
A few quick notes, this list is a very basic rundown fall home maintenance. Your home may require a little more TLC. We will be posting another more in-depth list of tasks here shortly, including tune-up instructions for your home security system. We also wanted to point out our post about changing your air filter. You can read all about how your air filter may be robbing you and find directions for swapping it out here. Good luck!
8 Fall Home Maintenance Necessities