Fall is just around the corner and the brisk air outside means goodbye summer! Before you sit back and enjoy watching the leaves change, carve a jack-o-lantern or plan Thanksgiving dinner, remember that fall is a good time to get outside and provide some important maintenance to your homes and property.
During the fall season, before the weather grows colder it’s important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage later on. Below are fall preventative home maintenance tips that every homeowner should follow.
- Check outdoor paint for peeling, cracking and coverage
- Inspect attic for insulation and leak stains
- Inspect weather stripping, thresholds, transitions, and windows
- Inspect exterior trim, gutters, and downspouts
- Review storage areas and move temperature sensitive material to warmer areas
- Drain outdoor faucets and winterize hoses and spigots
- Clean gutters
- Remove screens and install storm windows
- Test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries if needed
- Tighten handrails and grab bars
The tips offered are to help better prepare a home for the winter. Homes react to seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels; it’s important that maintenance is done in order to avoid higher energy bills, or worse, damage to the home. Handyman Matters can help get your home prepared for fall. To find a location near you, call 866-FIX MY HOME or visit HandymanMatters.com.