Fall Home Maintenance Tips

House Beautiful is one of my favorite publications. Their online newsletter is super informative and the magazine always inspires me with new ideas. I even started gifting a subscription to my buyer clients because I want them to use it as a resource! The articles are a good mix of fun, design related topics and practical home tips and tricks. I recently came across their list, “9 Things You Should Do to Your Home Before Fall Starts,” and knew I had to share! Here’s a quick summary of the list:

  1. Clean (or replace!) your gutters. It’s only a matter of time before the leaves start falling.
  2. Check your doors and windows for drafts. Be proactive before you turn your heat on.
  3. Make sure to drain your outdoor faucets to prevent water freezing inside.
  4. Cover your outdoor furniture or, better yet, bring it inside (I’ll probably wait until after football season for this one!).
  5. Repair cracks in driveway. First impressions are key!
  6. Change your air filters to extend the life of your HVAC.
  7. Prep and fertilize your yard. You’ll be so glad you did when spring rolls around.
  8. Test winter equipment – we may not need snowblowers in Charlotte, but testing your heating system is always helpful!
  9. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries if necessary.

For the full list, check out House Beautiful.

About Sarah Martin

I am savvy at buying & selling in all quadrants of the Greater Charlotte area and would love to help you find your home whether its your first condo that you plan on turning into a bachelor pad or your third home that has to accommodate three kids and a dog.