If you want to be prepared for the inevitable upcoming winter, we suggest you consider doing these fall maintenance tips. Your home (and your bank account) will thank you later!
Don’t let the fall weather pass you by! Before you know it, we will be swapping out our Halloween decorations for snowmen and bright lights all around the home. Take care of your fall maintenance with our helpful checklist below.
The Best Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Winterize Your Pipes |
One of the best things you can do for your home during the fall season protects against the upcoming winter weather. Winterizing your pipes is imperative; be sure to look for leaks, cracks, and fractures in your pipes. If there is any damage, get it repaired before the temperature dips into the negatives.
Also, shut off any water that you do not use in the winter because if you don’t regularly use these pipes in your home, you are putting your home at risk for major damage.
Regular Inspections |
Leaves are beginning to fall into our yards and they also easily collect on our rooves and rain gutters. Keeping everything in good condition is important because you won’t want heavy leaves, debris and snow weighing down your roof.
Conducting regular inspections of your gutters, downspouts, and shingles to ensure they are remaining clear and unclogged will save you a headache!
Trimming the Trees|
Although this kind of maintenance might not be something you would expect to be doing in preparation for winter, it is still very important. If you have trees and shrubs close to your home, you will want to ensure that they are trimmed down. Rid any weak branches during the fall. These tasks are important to have completed prior to the winter in case any terrible snow or windstorms arise.
Also, if you’re thinking of doing any home improvements, check out our list of the best four tasks to do.