9 Indoor Fall Maintenance Tips
We’ve got more fall cleaning and maintenance tips for you. Now we’re taking a look at the inside of your home. Just like spring cleaning, fall cleaning is highly important especially if you are considering selling your home. Let’s take a look at our 9 indoor fall maintenance tips for your home.
- Chimney. Nowadays, most fireplaces are gas, however if you have an older home, there is a good chance that you have a wood-burning fireplace in your home. Over time, a chimney on a wood-burning fireplace becomes stuffed with ashes and soot that can pose a major fire hazard. The first of our maintenance tips is to get your chimney professionally cleaned to ensure safety for your home.
- Furnace Filter. When is the last time you changed your furnace filter? If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance it’s been awhile. No matter where you gather your home maintenance tips, one that always seems to get overlooked is the furnace filter. It’s recommended that you change your filter every other month to keep air quality high, and your furnace running smoothly.
- Windows. Clean your windows and check the weatherstrip sealing around the edges. If you are selling your home, foggy or dirty windows are a major eyesore. Regardless, clean windows help open the house up and allow more natural light into the home.
- Walls. Some fall maintenance tips are purely cosmetic and this is one of them. Walls get dirty, and you may be surprised to know that you can actually wash your walls. That’s right, you can gently wash the walls in your home using a sponge with warm water and a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner.
- Light Fixtures. When we dust our homes, we often are only focused on surfaces that are easily visible. This fall, make a new habit to start cleaning the light fixtures and ceiling fans in your home. If you’re looking to sell your home this fall, a top-to-bottom dusting can help the home shine.
- Furniture. Sofas and loveseats can become full of dust and dirt particles. Cleaning them off with a handheld vacuum can help with air quality and allergies in your home. When you are trying to sell, potential buyers will notice the furniture in the home as they will try to envision themselves in the home. Clean furniture can increase the appeal of a room.
- Spot and Stain Removal. Nobody likes to look at spots and stains on the carpet, especially a potential buyer. Get your carpets professionally cleaned to help bring life back to the room.
- Closets. Out of all of these maintenance tips, this one could be the most effective in decluttering your home. To many of us, our closets are endless black holes where things disappear forever. Set aside some time as a family and declutter those closets! Set out three boxes and label them “keep,” “donate,” and “trash.” Decluttering your closets will make them feel larger, and help you keep things more organized in the home. For potential buyers, a clutter-free home is far more appealing.
- Test Detectors. Lastly, while you’re making your rounds throughout the house this fall, check the batteries in all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they help keep you safe this winter.
Fall is the perfect time to go through your home and take care of some routine cleaning and maintenance. These fall maintenance tips are a great way to get the inside of your home shining again. If you are trying to sell your home this fall, these maintenance tips may lead to a quicker sale and more interested buyers. We also recommend getting a home inspection when it’s time to sell so that both parties are fully aware of the condition of the property. Get in touch with Inspect-It 1st for an honest, unbiased, thorough home inspection today!