Fall Maintenance Checklist Oneonta NY

Different regions have different kinds of falls in Oneonta. In some places, it’s cool and rainy, and in others, it’s sunny and dry. Often, fall is a time for gathering in the harvest and preparing for festive holidays indoors. No matter what kind of fall you have, these steps can help during the transition from summer to winter.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Oneonta
607-431-9050
7352 State Hwy #23, Suite #3 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Ace Hardware
(607) 510-4150
36 West St
Walton, NY
Haggerty Hardware of Delhi
(607) 746-8810
1 Main St Ste 7, Price Chopper Plaza
Delhi, NY
A C Hoyt Hardware Inc
(607) 965-8421
3 East St
Edmeston, NY
Oneonta - Auth Hometown
(607) 432-3100
61 S Main St
Oneonta, NY
Wightman Specialty Woods
(607)286-9201
146 County Road 35A
Portlandville, NY
Lowe's of Oneonta
607-433-4000
5283 State Highway 23 Oneonta, NY, 13820
Oneonta, NY
Haggerty Hardware Inc
(607) 547-2166
5390 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
Village Variety Ltd.
607-369-9444
46 Main St
Unadilla, NY
The Home Depot
(607)432-1089
659 State Hwy 28
Oneonta, NY
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Different regions have different kinds of falls. In some places, it’s cool and rainy, and in others, it’s sunny and dry. Often, fall is a time for gathering in the harvest and preparing for festive holidays indoors. No matter what kind of fall you have, these steps can help during the transition from summer to winter.

Inside the home

Fall is a good time to complete indoor projects.

  • Repair vinyl and wood floors
  • Examine and repair indoor staircases
  • Test the furnace to make sure it works properly
  • Maintain locks, lubricating as necessary
  • Repair and replace caulking in floors and baseboards and around windows and doors
  • Remove and replace crumbling caulk around the bathtub, sink, or toilet, and also make sure there is no moisture under the bathtub or shower stall
  • Test for radon gas
  • Lubricate squeaking doors
  • Evaluate insulation
  • Have ventilation ducts cleaned, inspected, and repaired
  • Check for mice and rats—put out traps in areas pests might sneak into the home
  • Patch and paint holes and cracks in walls and ceilings, watch for indications of water damage
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace batteries if needed
  • Repair indoor woodwork
  • Check the stove exhaust fan and remove dust and grease build-up  
  • Install plastic sheets on windows that require extra wind protection
  • Add weather stripping around doors

Outside the Home

With shorter days and the approach of winter, take some time to check the exterior of your home.

  • Check the roof for summer wear and tear
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Drain the evaporative cooler
  • Inspect and service the heating unit
  • Repair cracks in siding and shingles
  • Repair any damaged masonry
  • Insulate water pipes that are exposed to extreme cold
  • Cover outdoor water faucets
  • Remove screens, clean them, and store away for the winter
  • Seal any concrete walkways
  • Check exterior ventilation flaps, making sure they are intact and functional

In the Garage

During the fall, take time to prepare your garage for the upcoming winter.

  • Protect and cover lawn equipment and garden tools
  • Drain lawnmower of gasoline and oil
  • Check for leaks in the doors and repair
  • Examine and repair the weatherstripping at the bottom of the garage door

In the Yard

The freezing and thawing of the impending winter can cause damage to outdoor furniture and your swimming pool.

  • Cover and protect your patio furniture
  • Drain the pool
  • Trim tree limbs that could break under the weight of snow and ice

In the Garden

With the arrival of fall, you can begin your early garden work.

  • Fill birdfeeders in time for migrating species, and keep them filled throughout the winter for resident species
  • Add a protective layer of mulch to your perennials, shrubs, and trees
  • Clean flower beds of spent summer blossoms and plants
  • Turn the compost
  • Remove the garden hose and place inside for the winter

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