Preventative Home Maintenance: Fall Edition

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Preventative Home Maintenance: Fall Edition

We have all been told it is better to be safe than sorry. Schaefer Inspection Service wants to help you prepare your home for the fall. Our goal is to provide you with timely, accurate, and reliable information, even outside of our inspections. We have created a monthly check-list that will help you keep up, check it out!


  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Get heater serviced
  • Have furnace inspected
  • Check weatherstripping
  • Inspect roof for damage
  • Direct drainage away from the home
  • Replace summer door screens to cool weather storm windows
  • Flush hot water heater


  • Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Check water softener
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect the foundation
  • Inspect exposed wood for insect damage
  • Examine tree branches
  • Clean and inspect chimney


  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Examine the underside of the roof in the attic
  • Inspect home for signs of water intrusion
  • Clean garbage disposal

Maintaining your home can seem like a lot of work but it does not have to be. With our handy dandy check-list you can cross it off with confidence. Refer to this check-list to ensure you are doing your best in maintaining your home. Happy fall!