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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Now that fall is around the corner, it’s time to start taking care of some important home maintenance tasks.  It is critical to prepare your home for when cold weather hits. Taking some time to perform these simple chores will protect your most valuable asset- your home.

Fall Maintenance 

Check Your Roof

roof tiles/shingles

Inspect your roof to be sure it is in good shape.  Check for any damaged or missing shingles, any cracks or holes.  Make sure to take care of any minor repairs that are needed.  If there is anything that needs more serious attention, call a professional.  It is important that your roof is strong and ready for winter.

Seal up Your Home

Windowsill with plants and a kettle

Check around doors and windows for any cracks or openings. Replace weather-stripping if needed or apply caulk. You want to keep cold air from entering your home which will reduce your energy bill.  Also, check for any leaks around pipes in bathrooms and kitchens.  If any are found, repair immediately.

Clean Gutters

Hand cleaning gutters of leaves

Dirty or clogged gutters can cause a lot of problems in the winter such as flooding and damage to your home’s foundation.  Clean your gutters of all debris so that rainwater can drain smoothly.  Think about installing guards so that build-up does not occur in the future.

Fertilize Your Lawn

Garden yard

Don’t forget about your yard.  Fall is one of the best times to take some extra care and fertilize your yard.  Fertilizer gives your grass what it needs to survive winter weather.  Nutrients from the fertilizer will also make your lawn healthier when spring comes back around.

By following our tips, you will have peace of mind that your home is fully protected.    Remember, should you need us, ServiceMaster Restoration is available 365 days a year, 7 days a week. We offer the best in professional water and fire mitigation services and work hard to offer you peace of mind.