Winter time is a great opportunity to snuggle up in your fabulous KBHome lounging in front of a cozy fireplace sipping hot chocolate without a care in the world.
However, if you really want to enjoy your winter, you will want to do some fall home maintenance tasks now while the weather is still crisp and the autumn leaves still scattered.
Here are the top 3 fall chores for homeowners :
1. Clean Your Gutters
One of the most important jobs to do before winter sets in is to get up and clean out those gutters. When leaves are allowed to gather in your gutters; it promotes the growth of mold and bugs. This not only can bring health concerns to your roof and family, it can also create build ups of ice and snow.
Whether you hire a professional or clean them out yourself, don’t forget to check your down spouts, make sure your gutters are nailed in securely, and inspect that your gutter boards are sealed.
2. Check Seals Around Your Windows and Doors
If you have drafts coming in through your doors or windows, you will lose precious heat and money this winter. Check the seals around the door and window frames. If it’s cracked, molded or missing, make sure you don’t just put new caulking over old caulking; as it will only peel off and not keep a good seal for you. Scrape off old caulking before applying a new caulk seal.
Consider putting in some weather stripping as needed.
3. Replace Furnace Filter / Air System Tune Up
Your furnace filter should be replaced every three months and for sure before winter months. Call in a furnace expert to look over your heating system and check it for best performance. If you have a chimney, now is a good time to get it cleaned out.