A Stitch in Time: Super Smart Fall Home Maintenance Tips

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this old adage rings truer than ever when it comes to keeping your Taylor Morrison home in tiptop condition.

A new home won’t stay new forever if you don’t look after it.

Put together an annual maintenance schedule and stick to it. And for the love of frozen fingers, get through this fall checklist before cold and snow turn easy errands into shivering nightmares.

  • Safety First: Test fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Check expiration date on fire extinguishers.
  • Routine HVAC Inspection: Troubleshoot heating system problems now, before you need the furnace to kick in. Schedule an annual inspection/tune-up and clean filters for maximum efficiency. You’ll enjoy improved heat distribution and lower energy bills. If your home has a fireplace or wood stove, remove creosote buildup with a chimney sweep.
  • Make Like a Tree and Leaf: Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts (or hire a professional). Clogged drain pipes can lead to backups and expensive water damage. While you’re up there, take a quick peek to check for loose roofing or shingles.
  • Flex Your Green Thumb: Trim all dead branches from trees and shrubs. Aerate and fertilize your lawn and raise the mower to keep grass longer during harsh winter months. Rake leaves to prevent dead patches.

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