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09/13/2017
During the fall season, leaves change colors. Similarly, your home's maintenance routine should change, too. Read this post to learn how to maintain your home this fall.

How to Maintain Your Home This Fall Season

If you were to a poll people about their favorite season, it's likely that fall would come out on top. And with good reason: the air is crisper, the landscape changes color, and you can have cozy nights indoors. Still, for your autumn to be perfect this year, you need to ensure your home is properly maintained. For a few tips on how you can keep up with your home's needs this season, continue reading.

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Mind Your Garden

Of course, one of the first things you'll want to do is mind your home's exterior, as it will be the most exposed to the lower temperatures. It is especially important that you take care of your plants if you'd like them to live through the winter. Maintaining your garden entails trimming your trees, relocating potted plants that may be vulnerable to the cold weather, and raking leaves on a regular basis, to keep your home's exterior pretty and safe.

Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts

If you've ever experienced the fall season before, you know that this is the time when leaves change colors and fall off trees. Unfortunately, this could mean big trouble for your home's gutters and downspouts, since those dead leaves can block the passage of precipitation, making your home more likely to develop water damage. Clean your gutters and downspouts this fall to avoid those problems.

Provide Maintenance for the Water Heater

Most people don't enjoy showering with freezing cold water when the weather outside is frightful. That's why you use a water heater to make your showers nice and warm. And since you'll be using your water heater more often during this time of year, it is a good idea to provide maintenance for it, to ensure it doesn't have an issue that could put your and your family's safety in peril.

Check the Furnace or Heating System

The lower temperatures during the fall and winter months can make living a bit unbearable. Luckily, some places have a furnace or heating system to regulate the house's temperature. But, once again, it is imperative that you have a professional check them for you. This to guarantee that the furnace will function as desired, and won't pose a threat to your safety.

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Get the Chimney Inspected

Being snuggled up with your family, feeling the warmth from the chimney, and hearing the sound of a crackling fire, are probably some of the best things about the colder weather. Before you turn your chimney on, however, be sure to have a professional inspect it. After all, it's been in disuse for some months now, and requires an expert eye to ensure its safe. If you'd like to know what you should expect from your chimney's inspection, read through this post by High's Chimney Service.

Insulate Your Home

Aside from a heating system, you can try other methods to keep your home warm this fall/winter. For example, you can turn to insulation, which has the added benefit of lowering your electric bill. For your home to be properly insulated, however, you will need to use weather strips around windows and doors, seal cracks, hang heavier curtains and drapes, and even line your attic with fiberglass wool.

Prepare Your Pipes for Winter

Many pipes (especially those outside) can fall victim to the colder temperatures, since they may crack or freeze over. That's why it's important to prepare them. This includes turning off water supplies that lead to exterior pipes, draining your sprinklers, pool line, and other pipes, and using heat tape or other type of insulation for your pipes.

Get the Roof Looked Over

Finally, a leaky or unsound roof won't be able to put up with the rain, snow, and hail that this season brings. For that reason, it is crucial that you have a professional look it over. They'll be able to assess its condition, as well as provide the necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your roof strong during the chillier months.

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