Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is just around the corner, and now is the time to get your house prepared for the cooler months ahead. At McAdams Homes we pride ourselves on building high-quality homes at an affordable price. Although our homes are built to stand the test of time, we understand that your current home might require some additional maintenance to prepare for cooler temperatures. By using our fall home maintenance checklist, you can rest easy knowing you’ve taken the needed precautions to protect your home from costly damages and cold weather inconveniences. 

Don’t Neglect Your Landscaping. Turn your attention to your trees, look for signs of poor health like noticeable differences in leaf colors or dead branches. Trees that are unhealthy should be removed or pruned to prevent them from causing damage to your home (especially your roof) during storms.  Rake fallen leaves to keep grass healthy and able to grow in the spring. Fall is a great time to reseed patchy areas of your lawn or plant spring flowering bulbs. 

Inspect Your Gutters. Grab your ladder and safely make your way to the roof. You’ll want to clear out gutters that are clogged. Falling leaves and pine needles clutter up in your gutters, causing a serious threat to the drainage of your home. Be sure to clear out any downspouts and repair damaged pieces. 

Interior Maintenance. Having your heating system checked by a licensed heating contractor annually will help ensure that your system uses fuel more efficiently, lasts longer and has fewer problems. You can check your HVAC system to be sure there is no exterior damage, and the area surrounding is clean. Change your air filter and vacuum the surrounding grille. You can also change the direction of your ceiling fans to go clockwise, which create an upward draft to lift cold air and redistribute warm air. This is also a good time to replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 

Find Your Perfect Home. McAdams Homes offers specially curated communities in the Wilmington Area of North Carolina, click here for current incentives. Or if you own a preferred lot, you can choose from our portfolio of floor plans to personalize with numerous design options. Contact us today to get started on your new home journey.

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