Homeowner’s Guide to Reduce Fall and Winter Property Damage

FALL IS ROUND THE CORNER!

With summer on its way to bid adieu, it’s time to welcome fall and prepare your home to reduce winter property damage. Fall is perfect for maintaining your home so that you are not caught unaware in the middle of winter.

To take care of your property, we have listed some tips that can ensure that your home is warm and comfortable for long. Let’s take a look –

Fall Home Maintenance Tips 

  • Chimneys and Fireplace

Most chimneys and fireplaces are prone to excessive damage in your home. The accumulation of creosote is known to ignite and cause a fire. Hence, it is crucial to get your chimneys checked, especially in the fall, to avoid such happenings. You can even call a chimney sweep to get your chimneys squeaky clean before the winters. Also, ensure to close your flue when not in use. Make sure to install a fireplace screen in front of open flames to protect your home from sparks.

  • Windows

Most chimneys and fireplaces are prone to excessive damage in your home. The accumulation of creosote is known to ignite and cause a fire. Hence, it is crucial to get your chimneys checked, especially in the fall, to avoid such happenings. You can even call a chimney sweep to get your chimneys squeaky clean before the winters. Also, ensure to close your flue when not in use. Make sure to install a fireplace screen in front of open flames to protect your home from sparks.

  • Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguishers, and First Aid Kits

Most chimneys and fireplaces are prone to excessive damage in your home. The accumulation of creosote is known to ignite and cause a fire. Hence, it is crucial to get your chimneys checked, especially in the fall, to avoid such happenings. You can even call a chimney sweep to get your chimneys squeaky clean before the winters. Also, ensure to close your flue when not in use. Make sure to install a fireplace screen in front of open flames to protect your home from sparks.

  • Indoor Pipes

Most chimneys and fireplaces are prone to excessive damage in your home. The accumulation of creosote is known to ignite and cause a fire. Hence, it is crucial to get your chimneys checked, especially in the fall, to avoid such happenings. You can even call a chimney sweep to get your chimneys squeaky clean before the winters. Also, ensure to close your flue when not in use. Make sure to install a fireplace screen in front of open flames to protect your home from sparks.

  • Yard Maintenance

Fall leaves are beautiful, but these can rot and damage gutters. This can cause water to spill over gutters and into your yard. Make sure to close garden hoses and turn off faucets that drain outside.

  • Stock Up on Winter Supplies for Your Home

Before the winter gear prices spike, buy winter supplies like snow shovels, firewood, etc. It’s better to get them now instead of buying them during the harsh wintry months or worse, during a snowstorm!

As fall and winter property damage is common, so is its maintenance. We, at Duane Weber, bring you the home maintenance insurance you need. Reach out here to get to know more about us.