Fall is here and it’s a great time to inspect your home for proper maintenance. With winter coming, you want your home to be running in tiptop shape. Here are the best maintenance tips for your home this season.
Get Your Doors Weather Stripped
By putting proper weather stripping around your doors, you’ll keep the cold air from getting indoors. It’ll also help you keep the heat in your home from escaping. This is going to save you money on energy bills.
In the fall season, it’s a great idea to apply a fall fertilizer. It helps your grass prepare for next Spring and also recover from the hot summer you just finished.
If you drain your outdoor faucets, it is going to help prevent freezing pipes as the temperatures drop. It’ll also ensure your pipes shouldn’t crack in the winter months.
This is a great time of year to clean your gutters. Leaves typically fall in the gutters so it’s a great time to clear them out. It’ll help prevent winter water damage.
Make sure you’ve inspected your furnace to ensure it’s working properly. When the cold hits and it’s time to heat your home, it’s not a great time to just find out your furnace isn’t working.
This is a great time to make sure your fire alarm and smoke detector batteries are replaced. Many fires occur when the weather gets cooler and there is an increased use of fireplaces, bonfires, and Christmas tree lights left on too long. Keep your family safe.
Your yard equipment is going to get stored until the spring so make sure you’ve prepared them and properly cleaned them. You can also check up on winter items like shovels and snow blowers to ensure they are easily accessible and in good shape since you’ll be using those soon.
Finally, change the direction of your ceiling fan. It’ll redistribute the warm air from the ceiling by creating an upward draft. Use these tips this fall to get your home ready for the cold temperatures.
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