Your furnace has to be checked and tuned up every year in the autumn before the cold weather sets in. Cleaning and calibrating the pilot assembly or flame sensor are part of West Allis Heating's comprehensive 15-point check of the heat exchanger. If you plan to use iTaskApp at the beginning of the autumn, you'll have more time to address any difficulties. This maintenance can help your furnace survive longer, perform better, and be ready for the colder months ahead.
Check out our list of services iTaskApp can do for you:
1. iTaskApp can inspect your roof
Sometimes the best you can do is to go down to the ground level and do a quick visual inspection. Look for corrosion, cracked or broken tiles, and raised or cracked flashings. Make sure there are no surrounding trees or branches that might cause harm to the roof.
2. iTaskApp can examine/fix gutters and downpipes
A properly functioning roof drainage system is essential for keeping water away from the outside of your home. If you suspect that dirt and debris have accumulated in your gutters, you may need to use a ladder to inspect them. Rust and corrosion are also accelerated in gutters that are often clogged.
3. iTaskApp can fix your driveway, paths, and pavers
Water seeping into a gap may cause it to enlarge when the water freezes and expands. With enough time and cracking, the concrete will finally disintegrate. The best course of action is to use concrete crack sealant to fix the hole and be done with it. Driveways, walkways, and pavers should all be regularly pressure-cleaned, much like decks. With consistent cleaning, grime, oil, grease, and even moss may be easily removed.
4. iTaskApp can touch up your external walls
Consider cleaning the outside of your home with your high-pressure washer. Take extra precautions around openings such as doors, windows, vents, and pipes to ensure that water does not seep inside.
5. iTaskApp can give your interior walls a fresh look
Painting a patch or repair that blends in seamlessly with the rest of the surface, or even simply getting a uniform sheen, is not easy. Inspect the baseboards, door frames, and other heavily used surfaces for chips, scrapes, scratches, and holes.
6. iTaskApp can inspect your walls, cornices & ceilings
Dripping or water stains running down the inside of your walls are a sure symptom of water penetration. Identifying the source of the issue might be challenging at times, but this is a critical circumstance that requires prompt action.
7. iTaskApp can do the sealing for you
Check the weather stripping around your outside doors, windows, and skylights. Eventually, most seals will degrade due to age and use. Some seals are easy to replace on your own (like those on a door or window frame), while others might be more of a challenge. If you want to be cozy all year, particularly in the winter, check out our list of recommended winter cleaning products.
8. iTaskApp can put or clean your bathroom exhaust fans
Every two to three months, you should take off the cover of the exhaust fan and clean the blades, vents, and filters. Mold and mildew may be avoided, and your exhaust fans can continue functioning correctly if dust is frequently removed.
9. iTaskApp can maintain your furnace and HVAC
Combustible deposits are produced in fireplaces and may sustain over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit flames. This heat could melt the chimney liner or start a fire. Don't let a damaged furnace cause you discomfort in the winter. Include a heating and cooling system inspection on your autumn home maintenance agenda. We provide an inspection and cleaning service for fireplaces, and you can schedule it with us.
10. iTaskApp can check your smoke detectors, and we can install one for you
In three of every five fatal fires, no smoke alarms are present in the house. To ensure your family's safety during autumn and winter, ensure your smoke alarms are in good working order. Every level of your home should have a smoke alarm, and each bedroom should have one installed near it. Check the battery life of your smoke alarm once a month. When smoke alarms start beeping, it's time to change the batteries. After a decade, smoke detectors should be replaced.
Heating system maintenance for the coming winter should begin as soon as possible. By winter's end, you'll be glad you took the time to prepare your system for the cold. Avoiding the need for expensive, unexpected repairs is just one of the many benefits of keeping up with routine maintenance on your HVAC system. iTaskApp suggests inspecting and replacing filters. Filter replacement increases system efficiency and decreases maintenance needs.
Once you've finished your autumn house repairs, you may relax with a mug of hot tea in front of the fire. Time flies, so check out our other seasonal maintenance blogs to ensure you're always ready for any season. Download our app or visit our website to see more of our offered services.