Fall is here, which means it is time to complete your fall home maintenance checklist. Investing a small amount of time in your home over the next month will ensure that your house can weather winter storms and ice.

Give Your Home a Check-Up

After a summer full of storms and rain, you should take the time to inspect the exterior of your home. Are there tree branches or limbs hanging over your roof? Trim them now before they are weighted down with snow. Is your roof missing shingles? Now is the time to repair or replace your roofing. If you have a slate roof, fall is the ideal time to replace shingles, reline valleys, install snow guards and repair flashing.

Clean Out Your Gutters

The leaves will be turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red soon and making their descent to the ground…and into your gutters. Gutter cleaning is an essential part of your fall yard maintenance. If debris and leaves build up in your gutters, fall rains and winter snow will not drain properly and this will lead to basement flooding, standing water, mold and mildew growth and siding damage.

Prepare Your Heating System

Most homeowners know that they should turn their heating system on in the early fall to ensure that everything is in working order. What they often don’t realize is that they also need to have their ducts and vents cleaned at the same time. Lint, debris and allergens in your vents drastically lower the air quality once the heating system is on, so have your ducts and vents professionally cleaned in September or early October. Duct cleaning also reduces the risk of a dryer fire in your home.

Cross Off Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Clean Sweep Maryland is ready to help you tackle every task on your fall home maintenance task list. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional service with a smile this fall.