Fall is a good time to do home maintenance. The temperate climates mean you can spend time outside taking care of your home and property, and these tasks can help prepare your home for the weather changes that occur in the winter. Here are some things you should think about when looking at home maintenance tasks for fall.

California Home Inspectors Fall Home Maintenance Guide

Clean the gutters. When leaves fall off trees in the autumn, they can land on your roof and end up caught in the gutters. Along with being unsightly, clogged gutters keep the water from draining off your roof properly when it rains or snows, which can lead to serious water damage to your roof. Cleaning your gutters in the fall will keep them from getting clogged so you can protect your roof from damage through the rest of the year.

Get your heating system checked. You don’t want to wait until cold weather to find out that your heating system isn’t working. As the weather starts to cool a little in the fall, it’s a good idea to take some time and check your heating system to make sure everything is working. This is also a good opportunity to change your filters. If you’ve needed to replace, repair, or upgrade your heating system, fall is a good time to get it taken care of.

Get your plumbing checked. Winter can lead to frozen pipes, especially if your plumbing system isn’t in good condition. Check your home for water stains on the walls or ceiling, make sure your water bill hasn’t gone up without extra water usage, and, if needed, reach out to an expert for your plumbing. That way, you have one less worry this winter in colder weather.

Check for pests. When the heat of summer is past and nights start to get cooler, you may find more pests in your home, including termites, rats, and other critters. This can happen when they look for somewhere warm to live during colder nights. Calling an expert for termite inspections can identify pests and keep them from causing damage to your home because they’re looking for a warm place to live.

Get your roof checked. Your roof is exposed to the elements all day every day. Having roof inspections performed in the fall will make sure you don’t have damage that will cause problems for you during the wet winter. Not only can damage spread through the home from the roof, such as water damage, but problems like holes can make your heating system less efficient. That means you won’t be warm enough, and you’ll still be paying more to keep your home comfortable.

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Taking time to do home maintenance tasks in the fall means your home will be ready for winter. When you’re ready to get your home in its best shape for the season, call HomeGuard Incorporated at (855) 331-1900 to see how we can help with home inspections, roof inspections and termite inspections serving San Bernardino, Irvine and most of Northern and Southern California.