Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons. However, it marks the coming of one of my least favorite times of the year, winter. Before the weather starts getting too cold, you need to prepare your home. Here are some fall maintenance tips to get your home ready for the snowy season.

  • Heating System Inspection- Make sure to have a professional inspect your heating system. You do not want to be without heat in the middle of winter. Also change your furnace filters.
  • Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Check your windows and doors for gaps. If you find any gaps, apply caulk or weather stripping.
  • If you have a snow blower or a generator, have them serviced to make sure they are working properly.
  • Clean and inspect your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can create ice dams.
  • Inspect your roof for damaged  or missing shingles, and moss. If you find anything wrong, have the roof repaired now while the weather is still warm.
  • Wrap your outside A/C unit with an approved cover to prevent rust.
  • Trim dead branches from trees and bushes. Heavy snow can bring them down, causing damage to your property or injury.

Hopefully these tips will help prepare your home for winter.

 

Nancy Dennis

CSR

Bruceton Mills, WV