Complete Fall Maintenance Checklist

In case you didn’t notice the changing leaves and pumpkin décor on everyone’s doorstep – here’s your official notice that fall has arrived! Each season brings a unique set of weather conditions that can affect your home both inside and out. The best way to keep your home in great shape all year round is to create a checklist of what needs to be done each season. There’s no better time to start than the present, so let’s review your fall maintenance checklist! 

Inspect your Insulation 

Insulation is what helps your home maintain a comfortable temperature as the weather changes outside. Without good insulation, your HVAC system will struggle to achieve and maintain the desired temperature. Each fall you should take some time to inspect your insulation, especially in the attic. Inspecting the insulation includes checking that the right amount of insulation is in place, that it’s located where it should be, and that no new insulation needs to be added. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t have that knowledge already in your mind. Instead of trying to guess your way through an insulation inspection, contact a professional who can do it for you. 

Tune-Up the Furnace 

 You might not need to turn on your furnace just yet, but the last thing you need is for your furnace to fail when you do need it! Scheduling a furnace tune-up each fall is the best way to ensure your furnace will be able to heat your home this winter. Use this as an opportunity to change your furnace filter and let the furnace run for a little while too! 

Clean the Gutters

Blocked gutters will create major issues for your roof as snow and ice begin to fall this winter. When the snow begins to melt, it won’t be able to drain through your gutter system. That leads to ice dams forming around the edge of your roof which can cause water leaks and roof damage. You should clean your gutters each fall to remove any of the leaves, sticks, and other debris that have fallen into the gutter system. 

To clean your gutters you’ll need a ladder, gloves, and something to put the debris into. Run water through the gutter system once all visible debris has been removed. If the water still isn’t flowing freely, there’s probably a blockage in your downspout system out of your view. You can also save yourself the time and hassle of gutter cleaning by contacting a professional gutter cleaning service to do it for you! The rates are reasonable and they can even inspect your existing gutters in the process to check for any areas that need to be repaired. 

Contact K&B Home Remodelers today to schedule your fall maintenance appointment before it is too late! We can help with a new roof, windows and more. Call 862-305-0462 to get started today.

About Mike Damora

Mike Damora is vice president of sales and marketing at K&B Home Remodelers, in Randolph, N.J. You can follow him on Twitter @madamoracatch him on Drift.