Ct Home InfoFall is a busy time of year for Connecticut homeowners. Yearly maintenance lists can be long and daunting, which is why we have broken down the list of seasonal maintenance tips into easy-to-handle lists.  Here is CT homeowner’s first fall home to-do list:

October:

  1. Inspect windows and doors for drafts and install weather stripping or caulking where needed.
  2. Call your heating company and schedule yearly maintenance of your system. Ask your supplier about the contracts they may offer which include this service.
  3. If flowers are wintering inside take them in before the first frost. Bring in clay pots before any water can freeze in them.
  4. Shut off outside water before the first frost. Connecticut’s first frost is most often around October 11th- 20th but CT has the ‘benefit’ of the unpredictable New England weather, meaning the first frost could be as early as September!
  5. Clear gutters of leaves, pine needles, and twigs.

Don’t be overwhelmed! With over 27 years of experience selling homes in Fairfield County, we have lists of contractors who might be able to help. Follow us on twitter, @CScottDaniels, #CTHomeInfo, for more tips on preparing and maintaining your Connecticut home.