Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

One thing is certain, Texas weather is unpredictable. Follow these simple steps to prepare your home for the fall and winter season. After all, a well-maintained home tends to yield more when it comes time to sell and can save you from costly repairs before you list.
The Interior
  • Have fireplace cleaned
  • Change HVAC filters
  • Break out the humidifier
  • Check smoke/CO detectors
  • Stock up on firewood
  • Reverse your fans (if they turn clockwise, they’ll circulate warm air!)
The Exterior
  • Fix peeling paint
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Check exterior caulk, especially at corners of siding and around any entry points for wiring and plumbing
  • Remove dead tree limbs and branches hanging over roof
The Structure
  • Repair loose shingles
  • Disconnect hoses
  • Repair driveway or sidewalk cracks
  • Check all weather stripping around doors and windows
Landscaping
  • Plant bulbs for Spring flowers
  • Fertilize and re-seed lawn
  • Winterize irrigation system
  • Winterize and store the lawn mower and summer garden tools
The Patio
  • Clean and store furniture
  • Close the pool
  • Bring plants indoors
Curious what your home is worth in the current market?
For a complimentary home valuation, or to get started with the listing process, contact me today!
Marie Walton, CRS, GRI
REALTOR & Associated Broker
8920 Coit Road, Suite 100
Plano TX 75025

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