Preparing your home for the fall season is extremely important because it will help keep your home warm, efficient and also potentially save you thousands of dollars in the event something major were to occur that require repairing or replacing. Preventative maintenance is something that all homeowners should make part of their annual homeowner inspection before the fall season.
Some of the important things to inspect during your fall inspection is your furnace, roof, downspouts, eaves-troughs, windows and doors, cracks anywhere around the foundation, and the slope of the water drainage around the home.
For most homeowners these are generally very easy items to inspect and if done every year some homeowners even become well versed in doing repairs as time goes one and they become more comfortable. For items that look somewhat in bad shape, a professional should be called.
It is not recommended for homeowners to try and repair anything they don’t have any experience with. For instance if you inspect your roof and find a problem, don’t attempt to go up on the roof yourself. Call a professional.
Or if you find a problem with your furnace, don’t attempt to repair it yourself. Again call a professional. Some things are not meant for DIY homeowners but that doesn’t stop many people from trying. This may end up costing you more money, or even worse you may get injured. Calling a professional will ensure the job gets done right the first time, and you can relax knowing that your home is safe and sound.
Watch this episode with home inspector Joseph De Bartolo where he will discuss preparing your home for the fall season.
For more information or if you need a home inspector contact:
Home Inspections Plus
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