Mallach and Company

Thu Sep 20th 2018

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Feel those refreshing lower temperatures? Fall is on its way! Here’s how to get your Leander home ready for cooler weather. Want a printable pdf? Click here.

  • Clean gaps between deck boards, especially above joists.
  • Check caulking and weather strips around doors and windows.
  • Trim or remove plantings around foundation. Leave a minimum of one foot of clear space between plantings and foundation.
  • Test Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers.
  • Service kitchen disposal by grinding several cups of ice cubes.
  • Examine, repair, and replace caulk and grout around sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • Clean fire extinguisher. Refill or replace as needed.
  • Have your HVAC serviced by a qualified technician.
  • Clean kitchen exhaust fan filters.
  • Check driveway for cracks. Fill cracks and reseal as needed.
  • Test smoke detectors. Replace batteries as needed.
  • Check septic system drain field for flooding. Drain approximately two gallons from water heater to eliminate sediment.
  • Pass a lit candle around doors and windows to check for drafts. Weather strip as necessary.
  • Examine chimney. Clean flue, and repair as needed.

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