Fall Maintenance Tasks To Tackle Now

Dated: 09/25/2016

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4 Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Now

Autumn is the ideal time for your clients to make little home improvements that could make a big difference once winter hits. RISMedia's Housecall blog recently offered advice on what maintenance tasks home owners should tackle first.

Get the furnace ready. A clean furnace is a happy furnace, which is why it's important for owners to have it checked out and cleaned before it's used. A well-maintained furnace will also help keep costs down and make the home's air quality better. With furnace weather on the horizon for much of the country, your clients will also want to make sure their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning correctly.

Improve air quality. No one wants to be cooped up in colder weather in a house full of dust and allergens, and owners can improve a home's air quality by giving baseboards, ceiling fans, and vents a good wipe down.

Raise the roof. It's important to check out the state of a home's roof before winter, which can be done by owners or by a certified inspector. The key things to look for are cracked or damaged shingles, caulking issues, and if the roof is deteriorating due to moss, Housecall suggests.

Just say no to mold. Mold thrives in the summer in poorly ventilated areas like a home's basement or around leaky pipes, and fall is the perfect time to send it packing. Getting rid of mold is definitely something owners will want to have done by a professional, however.

Source: "Preparing Your Home for Autumn: Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer," RISMedia's HouseCall Blog (Sept. 15, 2016)

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