The Complete Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

The Complete Fall Home Maintenance ChecklistFall has officially begun, which means the days of basking in the sun is coming to a close. With that said, new maintenance issues are likely going to arise in your home. Therefore, in addition to securing a comprehensive Connecticut Home Insurance policy, read on to see what to prepare for this fall season.

Tend to the gutters.

Your roof’s drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house’s exterior and foundation walls. That’s why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and corrosion, says Better Homes and Gardens. Clean them out and cover them with a mesh protectant to prevent them from collecting debris in the future.

Look for leaks and cracks.

Leaks in cracks and caulking can lead to reduced energy efficiency and drafts in the home. Ensure the weather stripping is adequately sealed around windows, doors, cable, and any other entry points into your home.

Walk the walks.

Pay attention to your walkway and driveway. If there are any cracks, they are likely to cause trip and falls and also ice over in the winter, making them even more hazardous. Tend to these before the freezing weather of winter sets in.

Check the furnace.

This is the time when you’re going to be in need of a good furnace, so have it inspected by a professional. If the belt is loud or if it seems to be spotty in performance, it’s probably time to replace it.

At Byrnes Agency, we strive to provide the best solutions at affordable rates. Our staff is here to assist you as you transition from one home to another, and our offerings can be customized in order to meet your specific needs. For more information about our products and services, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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