November is the time of year to get things serviced for the winter months. Water heaters, furnaces and flues have a way of “acting up” during the winter. Here is a handy checklist to help you “winterize” your home and outdoor living space. Happy Fall, Y’all!
Chattanooga Property Shop Fall Cleaning Checklist
Main Living Areas
Vacuum drapes and window treatments, upholstered furniture
Have rugs and carpet professionally cleaned
Wash interior windows
Stock up on air exchange filters
Vacuum all air registers
Straighten and organize linen closet
Text carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
Schedule furnace checkup and replace filters
Sweep the fireplace (if wood burning) and schedule to have flue checked and repaired if necessary
Drain sediment from water heater
Replace dryer exhaust tube and clean vent
Clear out kitchen drawers, pantry and cabinets, purging unwanted and expired items. Wipe down both interior and exterior with hot soapy water.
Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils
Wash light fixture globes and wipe down light switches
Remove all bedding and wash, switching to cozy winter bedding
Vacuum mattress and turn for even wear
Clean out closet, send all spring summer clothing to dry cleaners and store, donate worn items.
Check weather stripping on doors and windows
Clean exterior windows
Clean and store patio furniture
Drain and store garden hose
Install faucet insulation covers on all outdoor faucets
Buy salt or ice melt for walks
Winterize garden by cutting back all annuals and pruning perennials
Clean and store all garden tools
Clean and organize garage, purging unneeded items and making room for your car
We hope this checklist helps get your home in tip top shape for the winter months.