As the summer months start to draw to a close, the crisp air and multicolored leaves of fall draw ever closer. It’s also a time when you should start to plan ahead when it comes to home maintenance. As pretty of a season as fall can be, it has the potential to cause a lot of problems for your home if you aren’t careful. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t plan ahead! It’s important to have a checklist of things to do during the season. We break down the most important tasks to add to the list below!
There’s a reason why autumn gets the nickname fall in the first place: because your leaves fall from the trees after changing color! While it sounds like a routine event, it’s important to be mindful of where exactly these leaves land. Leaves are the most common source of gutter clogging, which is a serious problem! It leads to water pooling on your roof, seeping through it to damage your home’s foundation underneath. Regularly cleaning your gutters will help to ensure that you aren’t plagued by this problem throughout the season.
The earlier you inspect your roof during the fall months, the better off you’ll be in the long run! Roof inspections tend to fly under the radar for a lot of homeowners because they don’t think that the task is that important. However, a small issue can balloon into larger problems once the snow starts to pick up! Inspecting your roof early in the season will allow you to detect problems like missing and broken shingles before snow ever has a chance to mess it up further. You’ll be able to fix problems before the winter to prevent them from manifesting into larger issues later.
If you’ve noticed any problems with your home’s systems, a handyman and/or licensed professional (plumber/electrician) can help stamp out the issues before they balloon into more costly ones! They’ll be able to scope out issues that you won’t normally see, such as leaky or loose plumbing and faulty wiring on your heating unit. They’ll be able to snuff out these problems quickly so you won’t be susceptible to flood or fire damage that can occur if left unchecked.
Sometimes, disasters in your home are unavoidable. If you think that there’s nothing that can be done to rectify it, think again! Soil-Away can take your damaged property and make it look like new again. We can help restore your home from fire damage, water damage, and even the spread of mold! If you’ve experienced a disaster in your home, click here to contact us directly and solve the issue!