Fall Maintenance Checklist

September 12, 2013 at 9:34 AM | Posted in Home, Reminders, Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Signs of the changing season are everywhere you look, from turning leaves to holiday decoration displays in stores. Since September is National Preparedness Month, now is the time to get a start on preparing for the winter season. The following tips may help you map a proactive course for the cold, snowy months ahead:

  • Schedule to have your septic pumped before the ground freezes.
  • Tune up your snow blower.
  • Test and service your generator.
  • Arrange a professional cleaning of the furnace and change your furnace filters.
  • Call a chimney sweep and set an appointment.
  • When you schedule your lawn cleanup, don’t forget the gutters.
  • Clean the lint from your clothes dryer exhaust duct and underneath the dryer.
  • Inspect your washer hoses to make sure they are not bulging.
  • Insulate any water pipes in unheated areas for more efficiency.
  • Check your vehicle’s tires and replace if necessary before the snow flies.
  • Make sure your battery is in top condition for colder temperatures.
  • Change engine oil to winter weight and have the antifreeze checked.

By thinking ahead and making sure you are prepared, you could save yourself from some of the unexpected headaches or expenses associated with the harsh winter months to come.

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