Summer is coming to a close pretty soon. Some people are sad to see it go, and others are excited for fall to come. No matter how you feel, you need to get your house prepared for the cooler temperatures that are on their way. Here are just some of the things you should do to get your house ready for fall.
Roughly one out of 15 American homes are estimated to have radon levels at or above the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L. You might already know that, and maybe you’ve already gotten radon testing done for your home. Unfortunately, seasonal changes can cause a change in the levels of radon in your home. So, fall is one of the best times to get residential radon testing services because the levels change during the colder seasons especially.
Clean your gutters
Your gutters need to be cleaned at least twice a year, and most experts recommend doing it in the spring and the fall. Clogged gutters can lead to serious water damage problems down the road, so you really don’t want to skip this chore. Just get on a ladder with a pair of gloves and clean the debris out of the gutters.
Service your HVAC
You have to use your HVAC equipment pretty much all year. In the late spring and summer, you’re using your air conditioning. Now that the cooler months are coming up, you’re going to start using your heating again. Before you make the switch, make sure you get your entire HVAC system inspected and serviced. That way you know you’re putting your cooling unit away in good shape, and you won’t have problems using your heating unit for the first time in months.
Turn off outdoor faucets
If you have hoses, sprinklers, and any kind of outdoor faucets, you need to turn them off and drain them before it gets too cold. Take off the hoses, turn off the outdoor water supply, and open the faucets and run your sprinklers until the system is completely drained. Otherwise, they might leak in the middle of the night and turn your yard into an ice skating rink.
Whenever the seasons change, you have to make some adjustments; fall is no different. Make sure you perform these home maintenance tips so you’ll be ready to enjoy the crisp air that fall usually brings.