We’ve officially welcomed the crisp and cool days of autumn! To help get your home in tip-top shape for the season, we’ve put together a list of helpful home maintenance tips. Check off the seven tasks below and your home will be ready for the colder weather that’s on its way.
Clean the Gutters
Those gorgeous fall leaves will begin falling soon – and once they do, they become a major culprit for clogging your home’s gutters and downspouts. Prevent ice dams from forming by clearing your gutters, and replacing any old or damaged gutters with new ones.
Inspect the Roof
When it comes to roof care, it’s better to be proactive. Check your roof for any loose shingles that can lead to a leaky situation. Get any repairs done now and save yourself from bigger costs later.
Caulk Windows + Doors
Prevent heat from escaping your home by caulking around your windows and doorframes. Sealing any openings is an easy and inexpensive home maintenance job that can help keep your heating bills in check!
Schedule an appointment to have your furnace cleaned if it’s been more than two years since your last appointment. Your furnace will work more efficiently if it’s properly maintained – so, be sure you’re changing your filters regularly!
Clean + Prep Yard Equipment
Get your summer yard equipment ready for storage by cleaning them and draining any fuel from gas-operated equipment such as lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Next, organize all of your snow clearing tools so what you’re ready for the snow when it arrives.
Winterize Outdoor Water Systems
Below zero temperatures can freeze any water left in outside pipes and faucets, which can ultimately lead to damage inside your home. Drain the water from any outdoor faucets and close any shut-off valves to ensure you don’t run into any unwanted issues.
This is a great time to give your home a safety check. Test all your smoke and CO monitors, inspect fire extinguishers, and make sure your home’s exists are clear from any obstructions.
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