Not sure where to start when taking care of one of your biggest investments? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Owning a home may feel like a lot of responsibility…and a lot of maintenance, too! We have compiled our Top 7 Most Valuable Fall Home Maintenance Tips to make it easy over the next couple months to get your home ready for the cold weather ahead!
Consistent maintenance on your home is relatively quick and easy. Ultimately, these small tasks will eliminate the need for big repairs in the future and can save you money long term!
Check out our fall home maintenance checklist below and be sure to download our printable checklist!
Top 7 Fall Home Maintenance Tips
1. Blow Out Your Sprinklers
Living in the Boise, Idaho area means we are bound to see some cold weather. That means the potential for frozen pipes in the winter months! We recommend blowing out sprinklers BY NOVEMBER AT THE LATEST. Best way to get this done? Call a local professional who can help! We have paired with some of the best local vendors in the Treasure Valley for all types of home maintenance. For sprinkler blow outs and any of your landscaping needs, we recommend BC Landscaping! Reach out to schedule an appointment sooner rather than later!
Phone: (208) 901-1037
2. Replace HVAC Filter
Changing your HVAC filter is a quick and easy way to extend the life of your HVAC unit, as well as keep your air clean during the harsh smokey summers we all know too well. It is recommended to change your filters once a quarter!
3. Check The Condition Of Your Roof
Harsh weather conditions are inevitable during the cooler months. We recommend taking a look at the condition of your roof to prevent or catch expensive repairs and prevent further damage.
4. Disconnect & Drain Garden Hoses
Properly sorting your garden hose is a task that often gets overlooked. Just turning off your water might still result in the hose or nozzle freezing, expanding and getting damaged, which could turn out to be a costly repair. After disconnecting the garden hose, make sure to drain it completely. Store hoses in your garages or shed.
5. Time to Fertilize
Fall is the best and most important time to fertilize your lawn. Supporting root growth in fall leads to a healthier, greener lawn in spring. We recommend applying a fall lawn fertilizer 2 to 3 weeks before the ground freezes. The beginning of October will be a great time!
6. Have Your Furnace Serviced
Heating and air conditioning systems operate best when they are clean and properly adjusted. That means before you run your heater in the winter months, it’s best to be aware of any repairs ahead of time. The sooner the better!
7. Clear Gutters of Debris
Rain gutters get clogged with leaves and other debris over time, so it’s best to clean them regularly to avoid more work later. Great news! It’s not very difficult to clean gutters. With a proper hose, spray attachment and ladder you should be set!
Have questions or need a local recommendation? Feel free to reach out!
We have paired with some of the best vendors in the valley to help our clients get what they need for their biggest investment!
An ounce of prevention can help you save thousands of dollars on home repairs in the long run.