Fall is upon us, and the cooler weather will be rolling in soon. With the cooler weather can come disasters. Restoration 1 Conroe wishes you to be safe this Fall, so we decided to give you 5 tips to help keep your home disaster-free!
Check Fire Alarms and Fire Extinguishers
Checking your fire alarms and fire extinguishers should be done regularly, but we often forget. The best way to remember is to check fire alarm batteries at the beginning of each season. You should also assess your fire alarms to ensure they are working properly. Fire extinguishers should also be checked to ensure they are functioning correctly.
Check your Roofing
Missing shingles and minor damages can cause major disasters to your home. A missing shingle can cause leaks to occur. These leaks may start small, but over time they can cause mold growth and major water damages. Have all missing shingles replace and any damages repaired before the cooler weather hits!
Have your Furnace Checked
A professional should check your furnace before the start of Winter. By having maintenance on your furnace, you will avoid it being broken during the cooler weather. A broken furnace can lead to the cold air inside your home. This can cause frozen pipes and, eventually, water damages.
Insulate Exposed Pipes
Check the exterior of your home for any exposed pipes or water spigots. If you have any, ensure they are insulated before the colder weather begins. Frozen pipes can cause major problems inside your home. You could be without water and have water damages. Neither of these is pleasant or wanted.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Cleaning your gutters and downspouts should be on your to-do list. Debris can block your gutters. If heavy rains are occurring, it can cause rain to seep into your wall or ceiling. This can cause mold growth, water damages, and significant structural problems.