Home Maintenance To Dos for the Cooler Months

Keep your home protected by prepping for the winter months.

Now that the nights are drawing in and everyone’s readying their Thanksgiving plans, it’s time to prep your home for the winter months. As the temperatures drop and the frost threatens our water pipes, it’s essential for homeowners to do a little home maintenance now.

Get your head in the gutter. Inspect and clean gutters, removing debris that could cause blockages. Make sure that there are no cracks in the gutters. Position your downspouts away from the house’s foundation.

Head to the roof. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, and leaking vents that could cause further issues for your home. If you see any of these signs, call a roofer pronto.

Freshen your filters. Renew your furnace filters as they may be dirty from the past year. Replace your clothes dryer filter too, and while you’re at it, clear dust and debris from around the machine.

Test it. Inspect your smoke and CO monitors to ensure that the batteries are working, replacing them with a fresh set if needed. Install fire extinguishers around the house, review fire escape plans, and rid your home of old newspapers and other fire hazards.

Warm up. Hire a professional to clean and inspect your heater, fireplace, and chimney to make sure all is in order before heating your home for the winter months.

As you bring out the winter sweaters and holiday decorations, don’t forget about the safety of your home. The change in weather can cause your home to face strain – but your finances needn’t!

While you make the most of autumn and winter, let Eastland Escrows help you with your escrow needs. Contact us today to get started on your escrow process in Covina and nearby cities in California.

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