Fall checklist

Now that it’s Fall, it’s time to prepare your house for cold weather. Just in case you’re a new homeowner, we’ve made a list of a few things you should take care of during this time of year.

  1. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries: Make sure your alarm system is functioning properly when you need it by checking and/or changing the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. Clean gutters: Leaves and twigs build up in your gutters preventing them from functioning properly. Cleaning your gutters will help water flow off your roof and away from your home. This will help prevent water damage.
  3. Prune your plants: Try to keep limbs and branches at least 3 feet from your house. This will prevent exterior damage from excess moisture and high winds.
  4. Winterize plumbing: This includes shutting off water to your outdoor hose bibs, inspecting pipes, insulating pipes, and inspecting the exterior of your property. If you aren’t familiar with plumbing maintenance, we have professionally trained plumbers available 24/7.
  5. Drain or flush and inspect your water heater: Sediment builds up in your water heater that prevents it from operating efficiently. This can cause clogs in the plumbing of your home. One of our experienced plumbing technicians can take care of this for you if you aren’t sure how to tackle this project.
  6. Seal air leaks: Purchase some exterior caulk and seal the cracks between the trim and the siding, around windows and door frames. This will help prevent moisture from collecting inside your walls and it will improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  7. Furnace maintenance: Make sure your furnace is ready to keep your family warm throughout winter. If you don’t know where to start or what to check, schedule an appointment with one of our trained HVAC technicians. Learn about our furnace safety and performance tune-ups here.

We offer annual service plans for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. Learn about our VIP Priority Service Plans here.