Now that summer is over and fall is officially underway, it’s time to start thinking about fall home maintenance. We have a Fall House Care Checklist we provide to our clients, but we wanted to share some of the highlights so you know a few of the things to look for, whether you work with TruBlue or not.

Outside Projects

  • Spot-seed the lawn and apply fall fertilizer
  • Clear fallen limbs, leaves and other yard debris
  • Aerate the lawn
  • Check window caulking and weatherstripping
  • Put in storm windows, where applicable

Inside Projects

  • Check the attic for leaks or roofing issues
  • Check attic fan
  • Replace batteries in all fire alarms and smoke detectors
  • Check furnace and change filter
  • Inspect sinks, toilets, and drains for leaks or clogs
  • Check fire extinguishers

Additional Things to Consider

  • Clean outdoor furniture and grills
  • Inspect and clean gutters
  • Clean window wells
  • Clean and store window AC units
  • Cut-back plants and plant bulbs
  • Seal driveway or walkway asphalt or concrete
  • Power wash porches, steps, decks, and patios
  • Check chimney, foundation and crawl space for leaks or issues
  • Flush hot water heater
  • Check and clean air registers, grills, and vents
  • Clean and adjust or reverse ceiling fans

Your local TruBlue technician can help with these projects as well as many more, either with a one-time service call or through our House Care Plus program. You’re your local TruBlue online at