Back-to-School Home Maintenance Checklist

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The end of summer is approaching faster than most people like to admit it. And when summer ends this means that kids everywhere are going back to school and the temperatures are going to drop. It also means that a new season is about to begin. Autumn season, this time of year is an excellent opportunity to keep your property in check. If you want to prepare for the fall months like a pro, this home maintenance checklist can come in very handy. 


  • Gutter Clean-Up – Rain gutter clogs can be a major problem. They can trigger the development of ice dams. And ice dams can trigger the need for costly and time-consuming repair work. If you want to keep this headache out of your life in the fall and beyond, you should clean out your gutters. Be on the lookout for water accumulation and dropping, too. If you see any tired downspouts, replace them immediately.
  • Check your Roof – After the rains we had this summer, it’s critical than ever to check and see if your roof is ready for the cooler weather. Missing or loose shingles can let rain and moisture enter your home and cause water damage. You should also ensure that the vents on your roof are sealed properly. If you see any signs of water damage; it’s best to call a contractor to see how extensive the damage is and what you can do to fix it. You don’t want to find out your roof is weak in the middle of a snowstorm!
  • Garage Maintenace – You’re going to need more space in your garage for storage for colder weather, so clean out what you don’t need and sort the rest. Build hooks for tools, mason jars for screws, and boxes for other miscellaneous items you need.


  • Flush Water Heater – The initial thing you should do is flush your water heater. Water heaters build up sediment in the bottom and should be cleaned every six months to make sure they last for their intended lifespan. If left un-flushed, the heat source can cook the sediment into a massive brick of minerals and deposits. If left untended it will cause the tank to leak. Our Bend plumber, Eugene plumbers, plumbing Portland, plumbers Seattle provide repair, installation, and maintenance service for your water heater.
  • Change Furnace Filter and Get a Tune-Up – Make sure the filter you have on your unit is excellent and clean. Clean filter help ensures the air you’re breathing is clean, and it will also make your HVAC furnace last longer. Make an appointment with our HVAC technician in Bellevue, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Las Vegas who can evaluate your heating & cooling system efficiently and flawlessly. A great tuning can prepare you for the colder months that’s about to come.


  • Refrigerator – Remember to make room for school lunches! Remove any expired foods or condiments. Set the items accordingly in your fridge into sections, like you would in your pantry. Also, be sure to vacuum your condenser coils to make your fridge extra efficient.
  • Dishwasher – Use baking soda and vinegar for a good dishwasher cleaning. Mix equal parts and put onto a rag or sponge. Clean the racks and walls of the interior and the buttons and front of the exterior.
  • Oven – Clean the back, sides and beneath the oven before cooking heavy meals. And use the self-cleaning feature of your oven.

If you need an HVAC maintenance or tune-up, or any plumbing, water heater and sewer & main line services, turn to our professionals in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Our Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling are professionally trained and ready to help you fix any problem in no time. Call 888-671-7767 or email to learn more about how we can help.

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