Home maintenance is the key to a healthy and safe home environment. Keeping your home in good working condition helps in mitigating problems that could develop into overwhelming repairs. Here are five fall home maintenance tips that are an important part of all home maintenance plans.
Inspect & Clean Furnace
To keep your furnace running efficiently, you need to make sure it’s clean and maintained. Change the filter, remove dirt & dust by vacuuming (make sure the furnace is turned off). Consider having a professional inspection to make sure everything is working to the manufacturers specifications.
Inspecting your roof regularly, you can spot shingles that are missing, loose or have heavy element wear/tear. Repairing your roof now will prepare your home for the spring because during the winter months of snow coverage, you are not able to see damaged shingles until you discover the water leak on your ceiling.
If your door hinges are dirty and clogged, they will struggle to work during the colder winter months. To prevent more expensive repairs, clean and grease your door hinges. This will help garage doors especially to open and close.
Gutters & Downspouts
Be prepared for next year’s spring melt by making sure your gutters & downspouts are clean of debris like leaves & twigs. This will ensure water run off from your roof will flow and not cause water damage. Make sure your ground downspout is connected and extended away from your home.
Outdoor Faucets, Hoes & Sprinklers
By draining your external faucets, hoses and underground sprinkler lines, you drastically reduce the chance of water pipes freezing, swelling or bursting, causing significant damage.