The summer is quickly coming to an end and autumn will soon be here, and with it, cooler temperatures and harsher weather. At [company_name] we want to help you prepare your home for the approaching season.
Here are five Fall home maintenance tips:
1) Check Windows and Doors for Drafts
The majority of conditioned and heated air in your home is lost through the windows and doors. So you want go through your home, open your windows and doors and make sure the seal and caulking around the frame is in good condition. If needed, remove and replace any cracked caulking around windows.
2) Examine Your Roof and Gutters for Debris and Leaks
Clear leaves, dirt, and pine needles from gutters and examine them for any damage or loose pieces. Check the flashing around your chimney and any openings in the roof, such as skylights, etc. for leaking problems. Also, check for any loose shingles or potential problem areas around your entire roof.
3) Do You Have Leaky Faucets?
Before the temperatures start get colder, check your home for leaky faucets in the kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms, etc. Fixing these leaks now will help save you from having a broken pipe in the middle of winter.
4) Storms Windows and Doors
By replacing any window screens with storm windows and adding a storm door to the main entrance to your home will not only protect your home from the elements, but can save you money in the long run by helping insulate your home in the winter and summer months.
5) Turn Off Outside Faucets
Undrained water in your pipes will freeze and expand and can burst your pipes. Disconnect your garden hoses and drain any leftover water still in faucets. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (homes built before ten to 12 years ago typically do not), turn off your shut-off valve.
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