Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist
Autumn season has arrived and traditionally September is a month of transition when we start to put away our summer gear (if we were lucky to get one) and prepare for the cooler Irish weather. It can be a busy month for home maintenance, especially if you live in a location with a lot of wind and rain....Which is most regions in Ireland!
So we believe it's important to get the outdoor tasks tackled before the weather gets too bad. Some tasks you may not be able to get done yourself, so you may need book your chimney sweep, boiler service and roof/gutter cleaner as soon as you can if you need to.
In addition to professional servicing, we have identified some easy home maintenance DIY tasks you can do yourself to make sure you are getting your home ready for Autumn.
Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist - Some Easy DIY Tasks
Clear roof & gutter from leaves if you are capable of reaching & it is safe to do so.
Test your smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors.
Take a shopping trip and stock up on all your Winter supplies essentials.
Check for air leaks in the attic, windows and doors.
Trim back any flowering plants you may have.
Lay mulch to prepare for the Winter frost.
Check any outdoor pipes to ensure they are free from obstruction & not damaged
Prune your shrubs or small trees that may be near the house.
Clean and prepare the fireplace for Winter.
Inspect your fire extinguishers.
Check walkways, railings, stairs and the driveway for winter safety.