4 Fall Maintenance Tips You Should Not Avoid - Erin Corcoran, Sales Representative RE/MAX

Erin Corcoran, Sales Representative RE/MAX

Real Estate Sales Representative | Entrepreneur | CNE Specialist

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

4 Fall Maintenance Tips You Should Not Avoid


Fall is just around the corner. With a nip in the air and pumpkin spice popping up on every menu it's time to transition our wardrobes and get our homes ready for winter.

Taking care of our home is much like taking care of ourselves. If you don't maintain a healthy maintenance plan, things start to get out of balance and can cause long-term issues.

Here are 4 things that will make sure your house is ready for the next season - inside and out.

  1. Nobody likes hefty repairs caused by a leaky roof. Inspecting your roof in the fall ensures a tiny leak doesn’t turn into a major problem, especially when the heavy snow starts to fall and melt.

    Hire a licensed professional or inspect the roof yourself. Check your shingles for damage, curling or cracks. Roofs can last anywhere between 15-20 years, depending on quality and materials. Be sure to replace your roof if see any major wear and tear. It's better to safe than sorry.

  2. Keep the warmth inside by checking around your doors and windows for drafts. Check your foundation for any cracks, and inspect pipes and the entry points of wiring. If you find any cracks, simply re-caulk and insulate any leaks.

  3. A furnace filter should be changed every three months. According to a professional I know, he mentioned that the disposable ones do the job just fine. They don't get clogged and you have a peace of mind of a new one each time you replace. Protect your home from dust and airborne particles before they can make their way into your heating system and into your home. This is a critical practice, especially if you have allergies, pets and children.

  4. A general cleanup of your home can go a long way! Recycle old newspapers and magazines. Give your home a good dusting and vacuum those pesky areas that are hard to reach. Be sure to clear the space around your furnace, heaters, and other heating appliances to stay safe during the heating seasons.

It's easy to pass on housework and home maintenance in our busy lives, but taking a few hours to accomplish these tasks will save you stress and headaches down the line.

Keeping your home in tip-top shape will never be a waste of time.

Get ready for hoodies, bonfires and cuddling by the fire. And you can reward yourself - perhaps with a pumpkin spice latte? Are there any tips we are missing that you would recommend? Share them and be sure to tag #erinsimcoecounty.

Erin

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