Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

This entry was posted in Home Improvement|Tips for Sellers on November 20, 2013

Fall is the perfect time to maintain your home and prepare for the cold months ahead. Take some time to walk-around your property, inspecting not only your home, but also your property and outbuildings.

Exterior Maintenance

Walk around your home and check the foundation for cracks. Caulk those areas, as well as areas where the siding meets the masonry, where pipes and wires enter the house, and around windows and doors. Checking your insulation is also important and if you need to redo any insulation visit https://tatescoating.com.au/. This will prevent heat from escaping and water from entering these areas.

Now is the time to remove window screens and install storm windows. Before storing screens, hire cleaning services clean everything and store them in a dry area of the basement or garage. If you need to get new garage roof, check out Roofing411 for some great roof remodelling ideas. Consider labelling the screens if your home has windows of varying sizes. It’s interesting to know that most frameless glass shower door companies do this as well, Westview Glass places priority on your satisfaction. We aim to make your business day or your home life comfortable by providing prompt and professional glass repairs or window replacements, must not be for nothing. You’ll be thankful that you did come spring. If your house has a new owner in the spring, they’ll thank you too!

Call your local roofing contractors and make sure the roof is in good shape. Same goes for glass repair, neglect it at your peril, as leaks can lead to costly repairs and water damage inside the home. Clean out the gutters and inspect the roof for loose, missing, or damaged shingles.

Inspect your garage door and ensure that the seal between the garage door and the ground is tight to prevent drafts and keep critters out.

While you may think that it’s too cold to reseal your driveway, inspect it for cracks. If you have a relatively warm period without rain, repair any damage with driveway filler, then coat with a commercial sealer.

Interior Maintenance

Check windows and doors for drafts.

Have your heating system and/or fireplace serviced by Apopka Florida plumbing services  professional. It cannot be overstated, their expertise can save your family’s life.Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling. Test and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide detectors.Remove air conditioning units from windows and store in a dry place. You can also have professional Mesa drain cleaning to come in.

Clean your humidifiers regularly during the heating season. Bacteria and spores can develop in a dirty water tank resulting in unclean moisture misting out into your room.

Yard and Garden

Organize your garage and bring winter items to the front – your leaf blower, rake, tactical shovelmiter saw, snow blower and the like.

Blow leaves out of areas where they can continuously blow into doors and entry areas, these service is often included with residential property management services, so if you hire a professional for the job you wouldn’t have to worry about it.

Prepare your equipment for storage. This includes draining fuel from all gas-operated equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and chain saws.

Check to see that all of your snow equipment is up and running before the first flurry falls.

Drain garden hoses and store them inside. Also shut off outdoor water valves in cold weather. Any water left in exterior pipes and faucets can freeze and expand breaking the pipes. Head to Bcrcfl.com for more ways to prepare your pipes for winter.

Porch and Deck

Check the supports, stairs, and railings on porches and decks. Make sure the handrails can support someone slipping on snow or ice.

Clean porch and deck furniture, and look for any needed repairs. If you do not own a pressure washer call Maid2Match to come by and clean your porch for you. Cover and store outdoor furniture and barbecues in a protected area.

Make sure all soil is emptied from pots and planters. Dirt left in clay pots will freeze and cause the pots to crack if left outside.

When you’re ready to buy or sell, contact Bowen Agency Realtors. We’ve helped many buyers and sellers during the busy fall season, and we would love to work with you!

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