Top Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Check out these home maintenance tips to get your home autumn-ready.

Autumn is the perfect time to keep up with your home maintenance. As the weather turns, it is important to prepare your home for cooler days and temperamental weather! This season may bring large volumes of heavy rainfall, snow, ice, storms, and more unexpected and unwelcome weather. During wet, windy, and dangerous weather, you will wish that you cleaned out the gutters when it was dry and bright. Don’t leave your home in the lurch – Take these home maintenance tips into account!

Now that we are approaching autumn, be sure that your home is ready to face fall.

  • Get the furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician.
  • Check your roof for damage, missing slates, or any leaks.
  • Clean debris and leaves out from gutters.
  • Have your chimney cleaned and maintained annually by a professional.
  • Insulate water pipes in areas exposed to cold temperatures.
  • Check wires for damages, such as broken or frayed wires.
  • Remove lint from the dryer after each use, and wipe away dust from underneath and behind the appliance.
  • Ensure smoke detectors are working, changing their batteries as needed.
  • Eliminate any draughts that may be in the house.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher accessible.
  • Have sandbags ready in case of a flood.
  • Store a snow shovel and ice melt.
  • Review your home insurance.

Home insurance provides protection for your home and finances if your property is damaged from a named peril such as theft, vandalism, fire, hail, or a natural disaster. As the bad weather continues, the risk of damage to your home increases.

So that you can focus on making the most of the season, home insurance covers the rest. Contact Insurance Offices Ltd. for all of your insurance needs!



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