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Top 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for your Home

Top 10 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for your Home

September 14, 2023

As the golden hues of fall adorn Oklahoma, homeowners are ushered into a season of celebration, cozy evenings, and preparation for the cooler months. Whether you recently moved into a Capital Home, or you're a long-time homeowner, it's always a good idea to prep your home for seasonal changes. We’ve curated a list of essential fall home maintenance tips tailored specifically for Oklahoma residents.

1. Roof and Gutter Checkup:
Before the leaves begin to fall in abundance, ensure your roof is free of damage. Oklahoma’s unique weather patterns can be unpredictable. Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent clogging and potential water damage.

2. Seal Doors and Windows:
Cooler temperatures can highlight drafts in your home. Check the sealing around doors and windows. Caulk any gaps to prevent heat loss and keep those energy bills down.

3. Fireplace and Chimney Inspection:
For those chilly Oklahoma nights, ensure your fireplace is ready to roar. Clean out ash and charred wood from the previous season. Hiring a professional to inspect and clean your chimney can prevent potential fire hazards.

4. Protect Pipes:
As temperatures drop, exposed pipes can freeze and burst. Insulate any exposed pipes, especially those on the exterior of the home.

5. HVAC System:
Replace air filters and have a professional inspect your heating system. Regular maintenance can prolong the life of your HVAC and ensure it runs efficiently.

6. Fertilize Your Lawn:
Oklahoma lawns, particularly Bermuda and Zoysia grass, benefit from fall fertilization which strengthens the roots for spring growth.

7. Test Safety Devices:
Check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. Ensure they're functioning correctly and replace batteries as needed.

8. Prepare Outdoor Living Spaces:
As outdoor activities wind down, clean and store patio furniture, barbecue grills, and children’s summer toys. This will protect them from the elements and have them ready for next year's sunshine.

9. Plant Fall Vegetables:
For garden enthusiasts, Oklahoma's fall climate is conducive for planting vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce. Consult with local nurseries to get the best advice on fall planting.

10. Drain Garden Hoses:
Water left in hoses can freeze and cause the hose to burst. Ensure they're drained and stored properly.

Fall is a beautiful season in Oklahoma, and with a little preparation, you can ensure your home is as cozy and efficient as possible. Capital Homes is proud to serve the Oklahoma community and offers a range of services to assist homeowners in every season.

Have questions? No problem, give us a call (or text) at 918.205.7807 or you can always submit a question online

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