Whether you're getting ready to put your home on the market or simply getting ready for the winter months ahead, don't forget to put the following items on your "to do" list:
Clean out downspouts and gutters.
Check/repair caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows.
Clean the exhaust vent of your clothes dryer.
Insulate exposed water pipes.
Hire professionals to check and clean your heating system, stove and/or fireplace and chimney.
Check your roof for leaks; repair if needed.
Test alarms and detectors (smoke, carbon monoxide, radon).