Fall is definitely in the air this week!  With the changing seasons, it’s time to perform quarterly home maintenance to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead.  Here is a quick checklist from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association to get started. 


  • Turn on your furnace for a trial run and replace or clean filters
  • Check and repair interior caulking as needed – sinks, tubs, showers, thresholds, walls, trim, etc.
  • Adjust registers for heating
  • Inspect fireplace
  • Open chimney damper before first fire to inspect
  • Clean and wax wood cabinets
  • Clean and seal stone countertops and floors


  • Clean and remove debris from gutters
  • Check and repair or replace weatherstripping on exterior doors
  • Check alignment of gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks to ensure that water is properly diverted away from the home
  • Rake leaves from your lawn to ensure sunlight and air circulation for grass
  • Perform lawn maintenance for your type of lawn
  • Check and repair caulking as needed