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The temperatures are beginning to drop and leaves are beginning to fall. Get your home ready for the season ahead by checking these necessary home maintenance tasks off your to-do list.

1. Check Heating and Air Conditioning System

It's important to get your furnace inspected before it is on 24/7. The inconvenience of a broken furnace, the possibility of a carbon monoxide or gas leak, and the price tag on a new furnace are all reason enough to schedule an appointment now.

2. Clean Your Gutters

Water, leaves, and debris sitting in your eavestroughs will freeze once the temperature drops. Once it's frozen, the water from the melted snow will have nowhere to go. This causes ice dams and sagging gutters. Both of which are dangerous to the integrity of your roof and home.

3. Inspect and Seal Siding

Cracks caused by weather and holes from pests may look small. In both cases, you’ll want to get an inspection to find out just how bad the damage is and whether you can replace just the damaged section or if you’ll need to remove more than that. Keep your energy bills low this winter and next summer by sealing the side of your home!

4. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Because of the cold temperatures outside, you'll probably do anything to keep the inside nice and warm. Winter is when the most carbon monoxide poisonings and smoke and fire emergencies occur. Prevent this from happening by replacing batteries and testing your alarms!

5. Get Your Roof Inspected

Just like all of the others, performing this task soon will save you time and money this coming winter. Get a roof inspection to identify any holes or leaks caused by the weather we have had this summer. If a hole is spotted, a simple repair will help to reduce winter heating bills, avoid leaks and deter the hassle of a replacement.

You can schedule a inspection with us today!