Fall is in full swing and the J.H. Martin Mechanical team has outlined a few outside home Fall maintenance you definitely want to take care of while the weather is mild.
Be sure to clean your gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Gutter guards are also a great way to make this job a lot easier.
Inspect your roof, or hire roofing contractors to examine your roof for wear and tear, and if the shingles on your roof are worn, take advantage of the mild Fall weather by replacing them now. Also check the flashing around skylights, pipes and chimneys for leaks or gaps. You don’t want any heavy ice and or snow to find its way in! If needed, contact a pipe repair professional or schedule a drain cleaning service now before the cold weather comes.
Call professional plumbers to inspect your home’s plumbing system and to avoid any plumbing emergencies. Run the water from your pumps to your outside hose until the pipes are empty, then turn off the valves to the exterior hose bibs to prevent exterior water pipes from bursting when the weather gets below freezing. If not, the water can freeze up when the temperatures drop to below freezing and damage the pipes. When this happens, you’ll need to get burst pipe remediation services. While you’re checking your drains and pipes, you may also want to inspect your septic tank for any issues or damages that might cause any problems during the winter. Call a septic tank repair company at once when you see any damages or leaks.
Fall is also a good time to test your water heater in case it needs repair or a replacement. Getting a new water heater installation now is a lot easier than doing it in the middle of winter.
Caulk and refill the holes or completely replace the wood around your windows, doors, railings and decks. By doing this process you’ll be closing an air gaps that may have formed over time. This may also be the best time to inspect your home’s foundation for it may already require a residential foundation repair. Even if it’s just small cracks, these may affect the overall structural integrity of your home.
Make sure you’re home is ready for the Fall and Winter seasons before it’s too late.
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