End Of Summer Home Maintenance Help

Dated: September 26 2022

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As the summer starts to wind down, now is a great time to focus on some home maintenance chores. According to Bent Nail Inspections, by tackling these tasks now, you can help ensure that your property is well protected during the cooler months.

It’s important to conduct some necessary maintenance tasks early in the fall. By taking care of these items now, you can save yourself additional maintenance during the winter, keep your family happy, and improve the curb appeal of your home.

Some of the key maintenance tasks you should consider include:

1. Check the airflow. Make sure that vents, room fans, dryer vents, baseboard heaters, and HVAC unit are all free from dust buildup so that they function properly. In addition to cleaning these areas thoroughly, it’s also a good idea to have them inspected and serviced by a professional HVAC technician.

2. Turn up the heat. Have your furnace inspected by an HVAC technician to make sure that it’s working properly for the fall/winter weather ahead.

3. Inspecting and repairing the roof. Summer storms can cause serious damage to roofs, so it’s important to have them inspected by a professional at the end of the season. If any repairs are needed, be sure to take care of them as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

4. Cleaning gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and pool on the roof, which can lead to leaks and damage. Remove any debris or buildup and check for rusting or leaks in your gutters and downspouts to keep them working properly.

5. Cleaning the fireplace and chimney. If you have a fireplace in your home, it’s important that it is well maintained during the fall months so that it will be ready when you need it most during the winter. Make sure that the fireplace flue and liners are free of ash and soot buildup and that there are no cracks in the chimney bricks.

6. Cleaning carpets, rugs, drapes, and other fabric items. As the fall weather comes on, will be bringing in dirt and other debris into our homes. This can lead to stains and odors that are difficult to get rid of. To prevent this from happening, have carpets and rugs professionally cleaned, along with drapes, upholstery, mattresses, and other fabric items.

7. Checking the insulation. As the temperatures start to drop outside, it’s important to make sure that your home is properly insulated against any cold air. Check the temperature at various points inside your home to see where there might be areas of concern or places that need more insulation.

By taking care of these maintenance tasks now, you can help ensure that you are well protected during the colder months.

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Denise Rhodes

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