In addition to preparing for the return to the classroom this September, we are also celebrating the arrival of Fall. You should get your house ready for the coming cold weather. Use the mild weather to your advantage and fix any problems before the season's first frost. We have compiled a list of winter home care tips to ensure that your house remains in tip-top shape throughout the season.
We at iTaskApp are here to help you get your home in good shape because trust us, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending time with your family and getting things done simultaneously!
Here is the Fall home maintenance checklist with iTaskApp.
1. iTaskApp can review safety features.
Review the security of your house from top to bottom at least once a year. There should be at least one fire extinguisher in every place to put out any fire. Fire drills should be practiced, and everyone should know where to gather outside the home in an emergency.
2. iTaskApp can clean your gutters
Hundreds of gallons of water a day are diverted from your home's exterior and foundation by your roof's drainage system. Water might pool outside and seep into your basement if your gutters are clogged. This makes them much more susceptible to corrosion and rust. If your gutters and downspouts are regularly cleaned and maintained, you can eliminate the obstructions that cause water to back up against your home. Weight from leaves, twigs, and other debris may drag gutters away from home, perhaps causing damage to the siding and trim. Clogged gutters are not only an eyesore but may also cause ice dams in the winter.
3. iTaskApp can inspect your roof and seal up air leaks.
Start by looking at your roof from the ground up, using binoculars if necessary. Examine the metal flashing in the valleys and around the vents and chimneys for any signs of deterioration. Foreshadowing more severe issues, excessive granule collection in your gutters warrants inspection. Chilly air may quickly enter your comfortable house if holes are in the weatherstripping or caulking. If you have a drafty home, sealing it might reduce your heating costs by as much as 20 percent. Weatherstripping is the best investment you can make if you want to save money on heating and cooling.
4. iTaskApp can protect faucets from freezing temperatures.
Take precautions to prevent the pipes and faucets outdoors from freezing and bursting if you live in a cold climate. Styrofoam coverings for your sink's faucets may be purchased at your local home improvement store for $8 or less.
5. iTaskApp can freshen your furnace filter and give your furnace a checkup.
Filters for heating systems prevent dust from spreading across the house. To maintain these filters clear of particles, a simple monthly cleaning is all that is required. Vacuuming disposable filters are possible but only recommended once. Replace foam filters only if they get damaged. Have a professional check on your heating system once a year, at the very least. Consider doing this in the early fall, before the heating season starts, to avoid having to rush at the last minute. Not as much heat is being generated, which might indicate several issues with the heating system.
6. iTaskApp can ready your fireplace and keep wood fires burning brightly.
The creosote accumulation in a chimney may be detected by examining it once a year. Having the chimney inspected after burning a cord of wood is recommended if you use your fireplace or stove often. Check for loose or fractured mortar in brick chimneys. Wood-burning stoves are both aesthetically pleasing and functional, making any room seem warmer and cozier. Regular checks are required to avoid these gadgets becoming a potential threat to safety. When the stovepipe connecting it to the wood stove develops a crack, it might let poisonous gases escape.
7. iTaskApp can keep the humidifier humming.
Winter's dry air isn't just harsh on your skin and lungs; it can also cause fine wood to crack. Having a well-maintained central humidifier is crucial to your comfort and the comfort of your family and guests.
8. iTaskApp can ward off gas problems.
Toxic gases might be released into your house from a poorly maintained heater. Have a professional check these devices yearly. There are also a few upkeep issues that need fixing. The end of daylight saving time is a good time to double-check the functionality of your home's smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends monthly testing of smoke detectors and replacing the batteries annually. Also, if your smoke detectors are older than 10 years, replace them.
9. iTaskApp can prep your lawn for winter.
Don't let your lawn and garden beds suffocate by neglecting to rake leaves and aerate them. Grass, trees, and shrubs may relax into their winter dormancy with the help of fertilization and winterization. Tasks like these will be a breeze for a professional lawn care provider. If you mulch your leaves in the fall, you may give your grass a boost of nutrients it needs to thrive. Make careful to rake the leaves, so they don't smother the grass if you don't have a mulch option on your mower or just want a neater lawn. Avoiding the need to repair winter-damaged grass only takes a little yard effort in the autumn.
10. iTaskApp can touch up your exterior paint.
Many days in the fall are mild enough for painting outside your house. Many paints should not be applied when temperatures are below 45 or 50 degrees. It's a good idea to paint or protect anything that may be coated with snow before winter arrives.
Most homeowners don't give much thought to upkeep until something significant has gone wrong and requires immediate assistance. That's why it's wise to get your home serviced once a month or twice a year if you'd want to save money. Prevent fires by doing maintenance inspections in the fall for issues including frayed wire, blocked vents, and worn-out coils.
The safe operation of your home heating system relies on iTaskApp's carbon monoxide detection services. Our handymen are ready and waiting to do any necessary autumn home maintenance for your family's security and convenience.
Please check out our website or mobile app for more information on what we offer. Our team at iTaskApp is capable of handling any task, no matter how large or little.