FALL Home Maintenance
Fall is right around the corner…and so is winter! Here are a couple of things to work on this fall season to take care of your home!
Check weather stripping on all doors and windows and repair as needed: this one will require a trip to your local hardware store, but it’s well worth not having a draft! See how to install weather stripping on a door here or a window here
Check tuckpointing on all brick areas, then seal masonry with a silicone sealant
Check all areas that need to be caulked, and repair as needed: did you know there are different types of caulk? And you should use the right caulk for the right job, see here
Make sure all garage floor or driveway drains are flowing properly
Clear gutters of leaves, check for leaks, repair as needed: we have a guy for that! Call Ed from Best Roofing at 260-450-0911.
Inspect the roof for loose or missing shingles, and check flashing seals; repair as needed: Need help? Ed can help do that too! 260-450-0911.
Clean and reseal decks, fences, or other structures made of pressure-treated wood: did you know you can rent a pressure washer from Home Depot?
Lubricate garage door tracks: have you ever done that? Try it now it’s pretty easy - see this for some help
Prune bushes, trees, and shrubs: if you don’t have the time or energy, we recommend checking out Paragon, a local landscaper
Have furnace checked or tuned up, and change filter; have boiler checked every few years (every year if boiler is more than 20 years old) Masters Heating and Cooling does a great job, see here!
Have the chimney cleaned (yearly, if wood burning, every 5 years if just for gas appliances): Todd is local and can help you out, see his site here!
Check damper in the fireplace for obstructions, such as birds’ nests: here’s how!
Drain off sediment from hot water tank and steam heating system: see here for how to!
Add copper sulfate to basement floor drain and downspout drains to control tree roots in main sewer: see here for what copper sulfate does!
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