Some people are lucky enough to live in climates where the weather stays mild all year long. If you live in a more turbulent environment, then you know all about the damage that weather can do to your home if you don’t take the right precautions. If you’ve gone through InsureUS and gotten a great policy, then you can rest assured that you’ll be covered should something happen. But, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as they say. You don’t want to stay in a hotel while repairs are done on your home, so here are a few things you’ll want to do to keep your home safe through the Fall:
- Trim any stray tree branches that may do some serious damage to your home
- Install the storm windows
- Winterize your pipes with heating tape or insulation
- Get your firewood supply up if you use a stove or a fireplace
- Check your propane levels if you use gas for heating or cooking
- Inspect your home for drafts and leaks and patch up accordingly
- Check your siding and make sure that it’s in good, stable condition
- Have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional, you generally want to get a tune-up once a year, and Fall is a critical time
- Clean your humidifiers with a little white vinegar if it gets dry in the Fall where you live
- Prepare your outdoors: Close the pool, rake the leaves, put the Summer furniture away, etc.
You may or may not need to check off every item on this list, it depends on what the Fall is like in your area. But few climates demand no preparation for Fall whatsoever.