It’s official – fall is here! Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin spice beers and cozy sweaters, but it’s also time for fall Boston condo maintenance. With the weather changing from warm to cool, it’s time to prep your home for the fall and winter seasons. Taking care of routine maintenance helps ensure you don’t face more serious problems down the line. Here’s the rundown of those tasks you should complete in the coming weeks.

.Store outdoor furniture

If you are  fortunate to have a Beacon Hill condo with a roof deck, store or cover your outdoor furniture before the col weather arrives. This will ensure that you can use them for many more springs and summers to come.

Seal leaks

Take a walk around your home and use exterior caulk to seal any cracks around windows and door frames, between siding and trim, and where wires or pipes enter your Back Bay condo Not only does this prevent moisture from getting into your walls, but it also saves energy.

Check the fireplace

If you have a North End condo with a fireplace, then you know how much use it gets in the cooler months. Make sure the damper works properly. Hire a professional to clean creosote buildup before you begin using your fireplace.

Check your heating system

The beginning of fall is the perfect time to change your furnace filter. You should also consider having a professional come out to check your system. It’s better to discover an issue early rather than having an expensive repair down the line. If your Boston real estate condo building is professional managed ask the property manager id the heating system has been maintained properly.

Check your detectors

 You need to make sure all your detectors are working properly. This includes fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Check the batteries and replace as necessary. If you don’t already have one, purchase a fire extinguisher to have on hand just in case.

Test cold weather equipment

Finally, if you have a car you can expect snow, then take the time to ensure you have an ice scrapper  and a snow shovel to clean off your cat. It’s much easier to have it now than when there are six inches of snow on the ground and you can’t get out of your Beacon Hill parking spot.

Make sure your TV is working.

Because you don’t want to miss any of the New England Patriots games

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