Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist

The shorter days and crisp autumn air let us know that winter is on its way.  Here are a few maintenance reminders to get your home in shape for the coming months:


  • Service your furnace, heaters, water heater and gas logs
  • Clean chimney flues, wood stoves, and barbecues
  • Change or clean furnace filter
  • Disconnect hoses from outside spigots
  • Remove all paints, caulks and liquid materials from garage or garden sheds
  • Winterize lawn, plants and shrubs
  • Set thermostats and ductwork dampers for winter
  • Clean gutters and downspouts during and after the leaves fall
  • Clean outside window wells and basement stairs for clear drainage


Do you have any additional routine fall maintenance items for your home?  We’d love to hear what’s on your to-do list to prepare for those chilly Chicago winters.


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