Fall is here and everything is changing once again. The leaves are  falling and the air brisk. It’s getting dark sooner and you feel like thinks are slowing down. Despite all the changes, your home can still keep its charm and appeal for fall buyers. First you’ve got to cover some basics to keep safe and smart.

Here are few things you might want to consider:

Exterior: Check your foundation walls for cracks, heaving and crumbling.

Heating & Cooling: Oil burning equipment & heat pumps should be checked annually. Gas burning equipment can be serviced every other year.

Interiors: Check your roof for any signs of water stains, leaks, dampness and/or condensation.

Plumbing: Have your septic tank professionally drained and cleaned every two years.

Doors & Windows: Check for insulation on your doors & windows

Clean gutters and  make sure your downspouts direct water away from the foundation.

Roof: Check your vents and chimneys for squirrels, birds nest, or insects.