Smoke Detectors | Fall Home Maintenance

Don’t neglect! Smoke detectors protect you from fires, carbon monoxide, and even burnt toast!

Years ago, when you would buy a smoke detector, the only thing that it would/could detect, was smoke. Now we have so many options when it comes to choosing a smoke detector. Your normal smoke detectors are of course still available. Newer versions are available as well and we’re here to show you those options.

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Frozen Water Is Not A Pipe Dream

Frozen water is not a pipe dream!

As we start to transition into the fall/winter seasons pipe lines outside freezing becomes a pretty big issue. Especially the pipes outside that have excess water left in them. When the water freezes in those pipes, you run the risk of them busting the pipe and/or causing leaks.

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Fall Home Maintenance | Don’t Give Your Roof a Raincheck

Don’t give your roof a raincheck!

Your roof is probably the most important piece of your homes puzzle. Keeping up with its maintenance is crucial because this is the first place weather will start to wear on your home.

 

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Fall Home Maintenance | Drafty Windows & Doors

When old man winter comes knocking! Drafty windows and doors can be a problem. When you have draft issues in your home, the energy efficiency of your home lowers significantly. This can make your heating bill go up quite a bit. Luckily though there are some easy fixes that we’re going to walk you through!

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Fall Home Maintenance | Fireplace and Chimney Upkeep

Keep fire in its place!

It is important to have your fireplace inspected once a year by a professional to insure your fireplace and chimney are in working order. A professional can tell you If there is anything serious that needs to be fixed.

 

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Fall Home Maintenance | Changing Your Air Filters

Out with the old in with the new, Get rid of your old air filters!

Changing your air filters will save you money in the long run. If an air filter becomes clogged it can potentially cause damage to your entire HVAC system. Regular maintenance will ensure the condition of your system stays in good shape. Also changing your filter allows for cleaner and all around healthier air. This is especially needed for children or those whom suffer from allergies.

 

Above is an example of a dirty/clogged air filter. Knowing when to change them out depends on a few things. For example, if there are pets in the home, what type of air filter that you have, and also the amount of people living in your home plays a part as well. Most of the time home owners will check them monthly just to be sure they are in good condition.

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Fall Routine Home Maintenance | Cleaning Your Gutters!

Get your mind in the gutters!

Todays post is all about the importance of cleaning out your gutters, and keeping up on your routine gutter maintenance.

Before winter hits, make sure your gutters are clean, and free from any leaves/debris that may have collected throughout the year. Failing to do so could lead to roof leaks and/or water damage to the interior or exterior of you home. Your gutter system is very important to keep maintained.

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Before the leaves start to Fall

Is your home ready for the fall/winter weather? Could you use some tips to make sure your home is ready?

You have come to the right place. For the next few weeks we will be giving you tips on ways to prepare your home for fall/winter. We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep up on routine maintenance of your home. If you aren’t capable of doing the maintenance yourself, contact your local contractors so they can insure it gets done properly. In the middle of winter the last thing you want to worry about is the furnace going out. Or something happening with your gutters because you weren’t able to get them cleaned out in time. The tips we provide will give you the knowledge to check  your home and determine whether or not you are ready for the fall/winter season.

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