Do you feel that your home’s maintenance routine should start over once fall hits? Many people feel this way and believe it because fall is the perfect season it’s not too hot or too cold outside to complete your home maintenance tasks.
If you’re looking for projects to improve the health of your home, make sure to add these tasks to your fall home maintenance checklist!
Check Gutters & Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts direct rain and melting snow away from the foundation and structure of your house. During the wonderful fall season, leaves from surrounding trees and other debris find their way to your gutters. This makes it essential to clean your gutters and downspouts to avoid drainage issues and in some cases, gutter breakage.
Take Care of Your Yard
When the temperature drops, your outdoors will be the most exposed area of your home. Fall is a great time to get out there and trim plants and trees, relocate potted plants that may be susceptible to the cold weather, and rake leaves regularly. This will keep your yard beautiful and safe in the months ahead.
Get Your Water Heater Serviced
If you and your family members love warm showers, your water heater would be used more than often during fall and winter. So add water heater servicing to your to-do checklist and avoid experiencing a shot of cold water in the middle of your warm shower.
Test Your Furnace
To combat the cold temperatures during the fall and winter months, it is crucial to have a furnace that works the way it should. Make sure to give a professional check your heating system to see if it’s running optimally and if there is need of some repairs. You should also make sure to replace your furnace filters per the manufacturer’s instruction.
Check Windows & Doors
Before winter sets in, ensure your home has updated, well-sealed doors and windows. Check if any winds are flowing through your windows and doors and replace your weather stripping if needed. In case a window or door is incorrectly sized, cracked, or broken, you will have to get it replaced.