Now with all of the excitement that the fall season brings we can sometimes forget to check on our homes and make sure that its maintenance is in order. With each season there comes different needs for the home. Such as during the summer season you might want to pay more attention to your lawn care and making sure the heating and air conditioning system is working because of the heat. For the fall season, you would look at the roof, gutters, furnace etc because of the cooler weather. If you’re not sure where to begin, about your home preparation this fall then look below at some of these tips.
How to Perform your Fall Home Maintenance
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Inspect and Seal your Home
Survey your home and see what needs to be fixed. Pay particular attention to the roof, windows and doors. You want to make sure that when looking at your roof that you do not see damages like shingles that have curled or leaky vents, if you do spot this then replace the shingles. The same can be said for your windows and doors if you see cracks then seal them with caulk or weather stripping. Cracked doors and windows let in the cool air which can make your electricity bill increase.
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Keep the Fire and Heat Blazing
During the fall, the weather becomes cooler and therefore you will most likely spend most of your time indoors. With that in mind you should look into having your furnace being checked by a professional that way you can make the corrections for it to be working properly for your home. And if you can, replace within the filters in the furnace. Also, fireplace maintenance is essential. Make sure that soot hasn’t built up and if it has then invest in a chimney sweep. Keep warm all you can this fall and going into the winter.
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Keep an Eye out for the Gutters
Gutter maintenance can be challenging. Even though the gutters seem insignificant and unimportant, don’t let them fool you. Your gutters can cause quite a bit of damage if they are clogged or not cleaned out. Your gutters help to regulate and flush out the water that accumulates on your roofs during the year so if they get clogged then it could lead to water leakage into your basement or exterior damages. Better safe than sorry, all you have to do is take a day and remove the leaves, debris and etc from your gutters and they should be in good standing for your home maintenance.
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The fall season is amazing. You see the colors change, football season, and most of all good eats. And since most of the activities will be done in the homes during this season, how about making sure the home is in the right shape for the festivities. Simple things like inspecting your roof, gutters, furnace and such will all help not only your home safety but your wallets, because if damages occur with these items it can become very costly to repair. So this fall season get your home maintenance in order. And Stagetecture readers, do you happen to have any suggestions on some home maintenance you like to do? Then share them with us, we’d love to hear about it!
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