Ok, so it’s something that has to be done….below is a list of the top fall maintenance chores.
- Have your furnace or chimney cleaned-It’s been awhile since you’ve had to light any fires or turn on the heat, but soon those cold temperatures will be back. Have a qualified technician come in and check it out. Don’t forget to change your furnace filter too!
- Check for roof damage– Now is the time to see the damage before it’s covered up by ice, snow, and whatever Oklahoma weather throws at us.
- Clean out gutters and downspouts-Don’t let that debris clutter up. It could cause bigger damage later on.
- Double check your caulk-Check for caulk corrosion around doors and windows to make sure there’s not deterioration. Also, check around showers, bathtubs, sinks, and toilets to make they are all seal accordingly. With cold temperatures, bugs love to find any path into a warm space.
- Clean out the clothes dryer exhaust duct and area beneath the dryer– Remove any fire hazard by removing all lint, dust, and pieces of material that may have made its way down there.
- Exam your electrical outlets for any wear and tear or potential fire hazards. Frayed wires or ill-fitting plugs can all be red flags.
- Update your fire extinguisher– Make sure your fire extinguisher is still up to date. Not to mention, some companies offer a discount just for having one.
- Inspect your smoke detectors– Check all the batteries and make sure there is at least one on each floor of your home.
Many of the chores listed you can do your self but I personally don’t recommend that you go on the roof for any chore. Accidents happen – why take a chance when there are people like us whose job it is to inspect, clean and service your gutters. Been in business over 23 years in 12 counties in NJ so by this time we know what we are doing. That’s our job