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Fall Home Safety Checklist

It’s that time of the year again to arrange cozy coffee meet-ups and game nights with family. Fall is one of the most-awaited seasons of the year. No doubt, the winter can get a bit unbearable at times, but it’s the festive preparations and the smell of crisp leaves that motivates us to look forward to such a thrilling season. One of the best things about the fall is that it gives us a push to look at the house’s interior and exterior fixtures.

Many mishaps could occur if you don’t regularly maintain your house, and who would want a broken or messed up the house during one of the most exciting seasons? Many things in your house might need instant fixing. To help you, below, we have included a detailed fall home safety/maintenance checklist that will help you with some cleaning up around the house.

1.    Unclog Your Gutter

The last thing you want to experience during a fun thanksgiving dinner is to deal with clogged up gutters. To avoid this, you must clear out your gutters as you will see many leaves stuck in your gutters. The spikes in your gutter tend to get damaged due to the ice on your roof; hence you must see this and clear your gutters out to avoid further damage.

2.    Lawn Clean Up

If you want a fuller looking lawn in the summers, you must start preparing your lawn during fall by applying fertilizer. Many homeowners are unaware that plant roots are still active in the fall. Hence, you must regularly fertilize it during the winters to prevent any further damage.

It would help if you also cleared off all the fallen leaves on your lawn and do this almost every day. Always stay prepared by keeping all your yard equipment clean and ready to use. Clearance includes draining oil from your chain saw, leaf blower, lawnmowers, etc.

3.    Clean Your Windows!

If you want to deal with the extremely cold wind coming inside your house, you must clean all the windows around your house. This is a must if you experience heavy downpour in your area. Sometimes heavy rainfalls lead to poor window linear and could cause your windows to break, especially those in the basement.

4.    Detector Check

You need all your smoke detectors and heaters working in the fall, hence run a quick check on the batteries. Always keep an extra pair of batteries in case they stop working in the middle of the day. Clean all your heaters as well. This is one of the main tasks you should carry out before the beginning of the fall.

5.    Chimney Cleanse

If you have a chimney, you should get it cleaned, especially if you see moisture on the wood. Failure to do a chimney cleanse check could lead to a terrible chimney fire, which could practically set your whole house on fire.


For the perfect fall and winter experience, you must tick all of these tasks mentioned above. It’s better to be safe than sorry; hence you would want to miss any task on this perfect checklist. If you want to hire a team to help you with your fall cleanup and disinfect certain rooms, you should get in touch with ServiceMaster of Tacoma and get the best damage control services near you.


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