There is no denying that fall season is as critical as other seasons to put in extra work regarding the maintenance for your home, autumn is a season to prepare your home to withstand the coming harsh winter weather and temperature. You can find out the potential problems for your house before they arise by maintaining an annual fall routine and help prepare your property for what Mother Nature has to offer.
Therefore we have gone ahead and complied a list of home maintenance tips to help you prepare for the winter ahead:
Make sure to have a qualified technician clean and inspect your heating system annually.
- As directed by your manufacturer be sure to replace your furnace filter.
Check gutters for the damage and make sure that they are securely attached to the house.
- Check and repair caulking around windows and doors that show signs of deterioration.
Make sure to Have a professional clean your chimney and maintain it.
Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and place it behind and below the dryer. Remove lint & dust that may have accumulated inside the dryer as recommended by the manufacturer.
- Check electrical outlets for loose-fitting plugs or receptacles. Be sure not to overload electrical outlets.
- Keep a multi-purpose fire extinguisher accessible. Confirm that it is fully charged and ready for operation.
Be sure to inspect smoke detectors. Make sure you have a smoke detector in every bedroom or sleeping area as well as a smoke detector in the hallway outside of every sleeping area. You should also make sure you have at least one detector of smoke on each floor of your home, including your basement. Every year or as needed, test them monthly and change the battery.
During the fall season, the steps you take can help protect your home and property from more potentially expensive damage and emergency repairs in the colder months.