Seasonal Home Maintenance
3 December 2009 2,321 views One Comment
Most home maintenance activities are seasonal. Fall is the time to get your home ready for the coming winter, which can be the most gruelling season for your home. During winter months, it is important to follow routine maintenance procedures, by checking your home carefully for any problems that may arise and taking corrective action as soon as possible.
- Make sure air vents indoors and outdoors (intake, exhaust and forced air) are not blocked by debris or are damaged.
- Check to see that bathroom exhaust fans and range hoods are operating properly. If possible, confirm that you are getting good airflow by observing the outside vent hood (the exterior damper should be held open by the airflow).
- Ensure windows and skylights close tightly; repair or replace weatherstripping, as needed
- Clean leaves from eavestroughs and roof, and test downspouts to ensure proper drainage from the roof.
- Check chimneys for obstructions such as nests.
By simply going through a home maintenance checklist in the fall you can see what if anything requires attention, complete any minor repairs so they do not become major.