In this episode of ‘Dear Claire’ I talk about my top list of things to do for Fall Maintenance on your home. First of all, whatever heat source you have in your home, you should get this serviced at least once a year and ideally in the fall before it gets too cold. Getting it serviced will help your heat system run more efficiently and changing the filter will help keep air clear of dust and allergens. Next, you’ll want to do a walk around the exterior of your house and check for holes in siding or any small, venting cracks in the siding that small pests could get into. You want to prevent pests from getting into walls and nesting. You’ll also want to check your basement or crawl space for areas that small animals can get into as well as for any possible leaks or wetness. If you do see wetness you may want to check your down spouts and make sure they’re properly draining away from your house, ideally four feet away from your home (you can use downspout extensions for this). Finally, you’ll want to trim all foliage away from the exterior of your home. When plants, trees, and foliage rest on your house it’s like a superhighway for pests like ants, carpenter ants, termites, and beetles to get into your walls and compromise the integrity of your home. Click the video below to watch the full video and get a bit more info!
Please reach out if you have any questions or need more suggestions for other Fall Maintenance tips, I’m always happy to help!
Take care and have a happy healthy Fall!