Autumn Home Maintenance Checklist for Massachusetts Residents

It’s fall,… which means winter is coming! This is a great time of year to go through your home maintenance checklist. Here are several things that you can do before the cold weather kicks in.

Exterior Home Maintenance

  • Fill Gaps in Foundation
  • Repair Loose Roof Shingles
  • Clean Gutters
  • Repair Loose Decking
  • Scrape and Paint Wood Trim
  • Secure Lawn Furniture/Decor


  • Aerate Lawn
  • Seed Lawn
  • Trim Trees & Shrubs
  • Winterize Irrigation Systems

Interior Home Maintenance

  • Caulk/Seal Gaps in Windows and Doors
  • Add/Repair Weather Stripping to Doors
  • Add Insulation (Where Needed)

Home Systems

  • Service Home Heating System
  • Clean Air Ducts
  • Replace System Filters
  • Inspect Gas Lines

Home Appliances

  • Replace Smoke Detector Batteries
  • Test and/or Replace Fire Extinguisher(s)
  • Clean and Test Snow Blower

Once you complete your autumn home maintenance checklist, you can rest easy knowing that you are better prepared for the upcoming Massachusetts winter weather!