Jimmy the Renovator: Fall Checklist

Jimmy the Renovator: Fall Checklist

  • Have furnace or heating system serviced by a qualified service company.

    Vacuum electric baseboard heaters to remove dust.

    Check sump pump and line to ensure proper operation, and to ascertain that there are no line obstructions or visible leaks.

    Ensure all doors to the outside shut tightly, and check other doors for ease of use. Renew door weather-stripping if required.

    If there is a door between your house and the garage, check the adjustment of the self-closing device to ensure it closes the door completely.

    Cover outside of air conditioning units.

    Clean leaves from eaves troughs and roofs, and test downspouts to ensure proper drainage from the roof.

    Check chimneys for obstructions such as nests.

    Drain and store outside hoses. Close value to outdoor house connection and drain the hose bib (exterior faucet).

    Winterize landscaping, for example, store outdoor furniture, prepare gardens and, if necessary, protect young trees or bushes for winter.

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