The end of summer is a good time to take care of home maintenance projects before shorter days make outdoor work too hard. Tick these fall maintenance tasks off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowing that your home is ready for the start of a new season!
1. Caulk Windows
Proper window sealing prevents heat from escaping and water from getting in. Caulking windows is one of the easiest, but most important, fall maintenance tasks you can do.
2. Add Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping applied around the frames of doors helps boost winter warmth and cut energy costs. You can also add door sweeps to the base of drafty doors to keep heat in and cold air out.
3. Check Your Roof
Since your roof is your first defense in protecting your home, it’s important to inspect your roof for missing or lose shingles and repair where necessary. It’s best to proactively deal with repairs at the end of summer/beginning of fall than to discover a problem in the cold of winter!
4. Reverse Ceiling Fan
Now is the time to reverse your ceiling fan! Create an upward draft that redistributes warm air by changing the direction of your ceiling fan.
5. Prepare Porch
Cover outdoor furniture and barbecue grills and store in a protected area. In addition to furniture maintenance, it’s important to have spare blankets/sheets available for covering outdoor plants.
6. Peeling Paint
Peeling paint on exterior walls is a sign that the existing paint can no longer protect the siding of the building. If you don’t repair the peeling paint, the siding will deteriorate and can lead to expensive future repairs.
Doing some minor maintenance tasks now will prepare your home for the fall season to come. If you need more help preparing your home, contact City Plumbing today to check your plumbing systems!