5 Ways to Prepare Your New Home For the Advent of Autumn

September 11, 2020
5 Ways to Prepare Your New Home For the Advent of Autumn

Even though your newly-built home is bound to be in exquisite condition, you will still need to perform some basic maintenance in order to keep it as beautiful as you want it to be.

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, summer is basically over. At least, that’s what it feels like, even if cooler temperatures haven’t quite set in just yet. Even though your newly-built home is bound to be in exquisite condition, you will still need to perform some basic maintenance in order to keep it as beautiful as you want it to be. So, with fall on the horizon, it’s time to get started on completing some of these tasks as you can see below

Clean Out Your Home’s Gutters

This first task should be familiar to all homeowners to some degree. The gutters keep rainwater away from your new home and its walls and foundations. Without well-maintained gutters, you would constantly be dealing with water damage remediation. When a gutter system overflows, it is typically because it has been clogged up with too much debris, such as fallen leaves.  

Inspect the Condition of the Furnace 

Even though there are bound to be some unseasonably warm days as we move from September into October, the cooling season is behind us. That means it is incumbent on you to inspect the condition of the furnace. Verifying the status of your heating system now will save you the hassle of arranging repairs and other necessary maintenance after the furnace unit has failed due to neglect. This scenario is much more unlikely when you have just moved into a newly-built home, but that doesn’t mean you can avoid cleaning out the furnace filters. You’ll also want to ensure that heat is emanating from the vents.  

Make Sure All Safety Features Work 

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are necessary for all homes, no matter where they are located or how large they are. As a result, you need to take the time to test them. By doing this, you can guarantee that your built-in safety features are working they should – replacing the batteries is quick and easy and too important to ignore. Plus, it’s also worth it to make sure that the fire extinguishers are fully charged and will deploy if and when you need them.  

 

Switch the Blades on Your Ceiling Fan 

How often do you think about your ceiling fan? Unless you are feeling overheated while sitting inside your new home office, then you aren’t likely to pay any attention to it. Even so, switching and reversing the blades on the fan is something you should do as fall rolls along. The blades should be spin counterclockwise instead of spinning clockwise. 

Shut Off Exterior Water Faucets 

Finally, you’re going to need to do some yard work. The good news is that it isn’t as strenuous as digging up a plot for a new garden or raking the leaves that are beginning to fall off the trees scattered around your property. For right now, all you need to do is shut off the exterior water faucets in your yard. This is a crucial part of winterizing your custom home. Drain the pipes and turn off the taps so that there are no open pipes with standing water left exposed.   

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