“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Similarly, your home’s maintenance routine should start all over again once autumn hits. This way, you’ll be able to identify potential problems before they surface and have a pleasant autumn and a stress-free winter.
Spare a thought for the health of your home, and add these tasks to your fall home maintenance checklist!
Check Gutters & Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts direct rain and melting snow away from the structure of your house. During fall, leaves and other debris get accumulated in gutters. So it is important to clean your gutters & downspouts to avoid drainage issues and in some cases, gutter breakage.
Take Care of Your Yard
When the temperature drops, your outdoors will be the most exposed area of your home. Fall is a great time to get out there and trim plants and trees, relocate potted plants that may be susceptible to the cold weather, and rake leaves regularly. This will keep your yard beautiful and safe in the months ahead.
Get Your Water Heater Serviced
If you and your family members love warm showers, your water heater would be used more than often during fall and winter. So add water heater servicing to your to-do checklist and avoid experiencing a shot of cold water in the middle of your warm shower.
Test Your Furnace
To combat the cold temperatures during the fall and winter months, it is crucial to have a well-functioning furnace. Call a heating pro to get your heating system checked and tuned up for the upcoming winter. And don’t forget to replace your furnace filters in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction.
Book a Roof Inspection
How is your roof? Is it in its best shape? Book a roof inspection and find it out! If something is wrong with your roof, you must get it repaired or replaced before the snow falls or unwanted chilly air enters your home.
Check Windows & Doors
Before winter sets in, ensure your home has updated, well-sealed doors and windows. Check if any winds are flowing through your windows and doors and replace your weather stripping if needed. In case a window or door is incorrectly sized, cracked, or broken, you will have to get it replaced.
We hope these fall maintenance tips will serve to benefit you and prepare your home and family for winter. Contact us for a homeowner’s insurance quote today.