Arcadia Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As fall fast approaches, it is time to think about what fall maintenance measures we can take to ease the transition into the new season. While taking out the fall throw pillows and pumpkin decorations may be first on your fall home maintenance to-do-list, it is important that you add these vital tasks in addition to all the fun chores:

  • Homeowners who neglect their gutters suffer the consequences in the winter. You must clear your gutters and downspouts from leaves, debris, and grime so that you do not have a flooding problem once the rain (hopefully) falls. If your gutters need any repairs, now is the time to do it.
  • Checking the roof can be a frightening task for many homeowners. We suggest that you hire a professional roofer to come take a look at your roof and inspect it for winter. They can replace any loose shingles while they are conducting the inspection.
  • There are filters all around your home filled with the dirt and grime of the summer heat. Replace filters in your furnace, heating system, refrigerator, etc. This will allow every member of your family to get a nice breath of fresh air.
  • When there are caps or cracks in the caulking or weather stripping of your windows and doors, heat escapes from the home. Take a walk around your home and seal any problem areas.
  • Homeowners who will be utilizing their fireplaces should clean the fireplace and chimney of soot and creosote accumulation.
  • Now is also the perfect time to inspect and change the batteries of your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.

Contact Weaver & Associates Inc. in Arcadia for all of your California homeowners’ insurance needs. We can safeguard your home from a variety of common perils so that you and your family can rest assured that everything is protected.