24 Aug 2017
Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Homeowners, prepare your home for the upcoming autumn season.

While the thought of fall may bring a chill to homeowners, ensuring your property is kept clear of damage in autumn weather is a task to take on now!

As we may well be about to face inclement and adverse weather, spare a thought for your home’s health, and add these tasks to your To Do checklist!

Exterior Maintenance 

  • Drain sprinkler systems so that the water does not freeze and burst the pipe.
  • Prune shrubs and trees.
  • Remove debris and leaves from gutters and downspouts to prevent ice damage.
  • Inspect the roof for damage or missing slates.
  • Hire a professional to examine and clean the chimney.

Interior Maintenance

  • Tune up the boiler or furnace before turning it on.
  • Caulk doors and windows that let in any air.
  • Test the batteries in your smoke and carbon dioxide alarms.
  • Hire a professional to check your heating system. These systems will use fuel more efficiently, last longer, and have fewer problems if properly serviced.
  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling.
  • Review your homeowners’ insurance.

As you drain your faucets, don’t drain your wallet. Autumn can bring destruction on a home which can take huge expenses to repair and rebuilding. Homeowners insurance is designed to financially aid home repairs after a named peril, such as fire, theft, vandalism, hail, or a natural disaster.

So that your home is protected throughout the fall and year-round contact Patterson & Associates Insurance today! Our insurance services can protect your home from the autumn weather approaching in Richardson, Texas.