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As the seasons change and the temperatures drop, it is important to prepare your house for the changing elements. Below are a few tips to help you get ready for cooler weather, both inside and out…

Exterior Tips

  • Roof: Call a licensed professional to come inspect your roof for possible damage and leaks.
  • Chimney: Have a professional clean and inspect your chimney at least once a year.
  • Outdoor Water Valves/Hoses: Ensure that all outdoor valves are turned off before the first freeze to avoid pipe damage. Drain and remove your hoses from hose bibs.
  • Gutters: Inspect and clean your gutters and downspouts. It is never a bad idea to cover them with mesh guards to prevent debris build-up.
  • Rake Leaves: Consider starting a compost pile to help enrich your soil in the spring.

Interior Tips

  • HVAC: Make sure you get your unit inspected early on to avoid any unwanted problems during the colder months.
  • Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Test and change the batteries in all detectors.
  • Clothes Dryer: Not only is it important to keep your lint trap free of debris, but you should also make sure there is no build up in the back exhaust tube. Heat from the dryer can cause a fire if it is not properly cleaned.

Remember, the Marjorie Adam Team is always here to help. Please do not hesitate to call our office and we will be happy to provide additional information and recommendations to help keep you and your home safe as the harsh weather approaches.