Monday, October 4, 2021 / by Ryan Huemmer
October Home Maintenance Checklist
Leaf Removal And Lawn Prep
Winter is coming, mid-to-late October will be the last mow of the season. You’ll want to help ready your lawn for the long winter ahead with a shorter than normal cut length and removal all leaves.
Change Direction Of Ceiling Fans
Changing your ceiling fan to go clockwise, you can save money on your utility bills. On most fans, allow you to switch the setting between clockwise and counterclockwise.
Clean Out The Fireplace.
Wood-burning fireplaces require a professional chimney sweep annually to inspect and remove creosote inside the chimney. A hires professional can also inspect the outside of the chimney to make sure everything is in good working order.
Store Outdoor Furniture
Your outdoor summer furniture will look much nicer next spring if you take the time to clean them and store them properly over the winter.
Drain Garden Hoses
Before the temps dip into the below freezing levels, you’ll want to winterize your exterior faucets and drain the water from your garden hoses.