Fall Home Maintenance Home Checklist

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  The weather outside is changing, and now is the time to run a check of your home.  Listed below is a simple FALL checklist of items to ensure your home is ready for winter.

R Replace heating and air conditioning filters and set your electric thermostats for winter weather
R Fireplace? – Check to ensure gas light is working and flu is clean
R Sprinkler system – drain the system to ensure water doesn’t freeze pipes, and change programming to ensure system is shut-off.
R Windows – Check caulking to ensure water tight.  Wood Windows?? – open and close all windows to ensure they don’t get “stuck” over time.
R clean gutters of all debris, winter is typically the wet season in Atlanta.
R repair any missing paint, shake or shingles.
R check all hand rails and balusters to ensure tightly fit to structure.
R check your dryer vents and clear of any debris.
R check hoses on toilets and washer (both cold and hot) to ensure no leaks or replacement needed
R cover outside water values after shutoff and drain of system

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