The school season is well underway, football season has kicked off and cooler weather is hopefully on its way, all these things signal it’s time to get your home ready for a new season.
We’ve put together a list of items to take care of to get ready for Fall:
- Schedule service for all your heating equipment. Including your furnace, boilers, and generators. You don’t want to wait until you need them to find out there is an issue.
- The change of seasons is a great time to replace the air filters in all your HVAC equipment including your humidifier.
- Test your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors and replace the batteries. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detectors in good working order help to keep your family safe from harm.
- Clean your dryer of lint, not just the filter but also the vent hose. Dryer lint is one of the leading causes of house fires, so making sure your dryer is free of as much lint as possible is important.
- Make sure you have a fully charged fire extinguisher on every floor of your home and make sure everyone in your home knows how to use it.
- Check your boiler for leaks. Take care of small leaks as soon as you become aware of them to avoid a small issue from becoming a big one.
- Examine your window and door seams for cracks in the caulking. If you find old or dried-out caulking, you may want to have it replaced. This will help to prevent drafts and save you money on your utility bills.
- Take a look at all your sinks and if you see any cracked or peeling caulk. If you find any, you might want to consider replacing it to make sure you don’t have any water damage down the line.
- Trim any tree branches that are near your home that look dead or damaged. Strong winds can cause considerable damage to your home during a storm so a little bit of maintenance in this area can go a long way.
- Covering your outside equipment. Debris and critters can get inside the unit and cause considerable damage.
- Survey your roof for damage. Check your roof for loose or damaged shingles.
- Clean your gutters & downspouts. Remove any debris so that all water can be properly diverted away from your home.
- Check out your front entryway and look for any tripping hazards. Check for uneven walkways, loose banisters, or stairs that have damage. Make sure you attend to any needed repairs before Halloween is here, so your trick-or-treaters are safe!
- Change bulbs and replace any broken or damaged outdoor lighting. Keeping your home well-lit improves safety and curb appeal!
Master Remodelers has been transforming homes throughout East Tennessee for over 20 years. We love helping homeowners take care of their homes and adapt them for the way they live! If you are looking for a partnership with a contractor where craftsmanship is the focus and the building standards are high, renovate your home The Master Way!