Simple Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Use these tips to get your La Habra, CA house ready for autumn. 

Standing in dry autumn leaves, entering the fall season.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. As the weather cools down and the leaves start to change colors, it is important to take the time to ensure that your house is ready for the new season. Keep these fall home maintenance tips in mind when preparing your house for fall.

  • Hire a professional to clean and inspect your furnace and conduct any regular maintenance. Ensuring that your furnace is ready for the cooler weather at the start can help to make sure that your house stays warm and cozy.
  • Keep all flammable items, including power and lawn equipment, away from the wiring in your basement and water heater to prevent a dangerous fire.
  • Take a look at your roof and check for any damage, including missing and damaged shingles. Clean out your rain gutters to ensure that water can freely flow off your roof. Check your downspouts to make sure that they are facing away from the foundation of your house.
  • Check all the caulking around all of your doors and windows and make any necessary repairs to keep your house properly sealed.
  • Before you light your first fire of the season, hire a professional to clean and inspect your chimney and fireplace.
  • Clean out the exhaust duct of your clothes dryer. Remove any dust, lint, or pieces of material to help prevent a fire.
  • Take a look at all of your outlets for any potential fire hazards, such as loose fitting plugs or frayed wires.

Most importantly, take the time to look over your homeowners insurance policy to ensure that you are covered in case of any peril this autumn. Contact Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California for all of your home insurance coverage needs.