The yearly frenzy of spring cleaning is long over. The hectic schedule of summer activities and social events is slowly winding down. And, now, it’s about time to kick back and enjoy the crisp fall air, the fireplace, toasted marshmallows, and long relaxing evenings at home.
Well, you might want to, but resist the temptation for just a moment.
And Fix These Potential Issues First.
There are still some essential home maintenance tasks you should complete this fall on your [market city] home.
Once winter comes it’ll be much harder to get these jobs taken care of so it’s best to sort them out now before the weather turns cold and miserable.
Let’s get started and take a look at several areas in your home that could benefit from a little attention this fall.
Even though the weather might still be mild, the first home maintenance task you should complete this fall in Miami is thoroughly checking out your furnace and heating system – both for efficiency and safety reasons.
The best time to make sure your furnace is functioning efficiently is late August.
- Replace the filter.
- Clean the ducts (may require professional help).
We also recommended calling a professional out to double-check the system’s performance and whether it’s operating safely. It’s better to catch minor issues now. Even if you think you’re heating’s good enough, negligence can lead to potential fire hazards and cost you a fortune to fix later on.
Fireplace and Chimneys
The next crucial maintenance task that you shouldn’t neglect is making sure your fireplace and chimney don’t present any safety hazards.
You want to enjoy having an open fire without worrying it could set your chimney alight, right?
Creosote build-up presents a grave safety hazard that can be the source of a devastating fire. If you’re not 100% certain how to inspect for and clean creosote build-up, you should hire an experienced chimney sweep.
Homeowners ten to forget that water-supply lines embedded inside exterior walls can be susceptible to freezing during cold weather.
Putting in a little effort now will prevent inconvenient problems in winter (and over Christmas!).
For instance, if the water lines for your kitchen are (in most cases) under the sink on an exterior wall, there are two relatively inexpensive and simple things you can do:
- Wrap these supply lines with insulation designed for this purpose.
- If you have an electrical outlet nearby wrap the lines with heat tape.
Gutters and Downspouts
Most of us will take the time to rake up fall’s fallen leaves in the yard, but we often forget about the gutters and downspouts. Then, the heavy rainfall comes, and we realize what an important maintenance task we’ve forgotten.
So making sure your gutter and downspouts are clear and free from debris is definitely an important maintenance task in Miami! Get it done before the fall rainy season hits.
Out of all home maintenance tasks, you should complete this fall in Miami, checking the roof is often one that homeowners tend to forget.
Violent winter winds, heavy snow, and freezing rain can force water into places on your roof where it would usually never get.
That’s why Fall is definitely the time to check your roof doesn’t have any broken or missing tiles. The weather is calmer, and it’s a safer time of year to call out a roofing contractor if you do detect any problems.
With these five home maintenance tasks taken care of this Fall in Miami, you can rest assured that any minor issues that could have devastating consequences over winter have been found and sorted out.