Fall is just around the corner. Along with cozy sweaters and all things pumpkin spice, there is also some much cooler weather coming along with it. Which is why it is essential to get any outstanding home repairs done before the weather cools down. Otherwise, you can spend a lot of extra money with things that can go wrong in fall and winter, like flooding, leaks, or draughts. So here is your essential fall home checklist to look at. Are there any things that you need to urgently take a look at?
- Check The Exterior
- If there are any cracks or holes in the wall at the moment, then you probably won’t have noticed too much. However, once it starts to get cooler, you will really notice the difference if there are any holes or cracks. They can let water and air in, as well as cause problems if the temperatures start to freeze. So have a look at the exterior of your property and check for any damage.
- Check Your Roof
- Like with the walls and exterior of the home, any damage to the roof will become increasingly obvious and damaging once the temperature of where you live drops. It can lead to leaks, mold on walls, as well as damage to anything that is in the attic. Roofs are tricky, though, as it is isn’t something that you can always just do yourself. So you could always visit Dennis and Sons Roofing, for example, to see how much a roof repair could be costing you. Don’t climb onto your own roof if it isn’t safe to do so!
- Check Your Heating System
- Hopefully, you won’t have been using your heating for a number of weeks and months over spring and summer. While this is helpful and saves you money, it means you won’t have been able to check on it all or see any signs of wear and tear. Run your heating to check it gets to the right temperature. Check all radiators and bleed those that aren’t heating well. Watch for leaks and check for cracked pipes. Better to deal with it now, then when you really need the home to be warm.
- Check Fireplaces and Wood Burners
- If you have a fireplace, then like your heating, it won’t have been used recently. Is it still safe and in working order? Is the chimney blocked or clear to use? Again, it is best to check this kind of thing before you need it all to work. The same goes for log or wood burners; is yours still working well?
- Organize Your Yard
It won’t be long before the summer chairs need to be stacked way and the leaves will be falling off the trees. So it is a good idea to get your garden or yard in order before things get even messier. Putting summer garden furniture away can be a good idea, as well as any kid’s garden toys that you won’t be using for a while. Weeding is good too; then you should be good for a while over fall.