Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home.
- Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.
- Face your Windows. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk.
- Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.
- Insulate yourself. You need a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in you attic. It’s also a good time to have an energy audit to identify other problem areas in your home.
- Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.
- Wrap those pipes. A burst pipe caused by a winter freeze is a nightmare. Prevent it before Jack Frost sets his grip. Wrap them with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves or fiberglass insulation, available at hardware stores.
- Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system.
- Get your ducts in a row. Cleaning your air ducts will help air flow and efficiency of your heating system and saves money.
- Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep.
- Keep your family safe at home. A home safety check should be an annual ritual in every household. Test smoke and CO monitors, inspect (or install) fire extinguishers, review fire escape plans, and rid your home of old newspapers and other fire hazards.
Tips provided by Sage Restoration Services
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