Five Home Maintenance Tips for Charlotte Homeowners to do in the Fall
Trying to save money? During my years of experience in the real estate industry, I’ve learned that home maintenance is so much more affordable than emergency repairs. Here are five routine maintenance projects to do this month that can help prevent unexpected costs and save you money year-round.
1. Clear out gutters
Water from clogged gutters can overflow and leak into your home. Heavy, ice-packed gutters can tear away from your house in the winter. Grab a ladder, gloves and hose and clear gutters out while the weather is still warm.
2. Caulk & weatherstrip windows & doors
Drafty windows and doors can suck money right out of your budget from high energy bills. Check the caulk and weatherproofing strips around doors and windows to make sure they’re not dried and crumbling. If they are, they’re easy (and cheap) to replace.
3. Clean the fireplace
Have your chimney professionally inspected and potentially cleaned annually to prevent creosote, a flammable byproduct of wood burning, from building up. It can create a fire hazard and elevate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Before each use, make sure your damper closes tightly and clear remaining ashes from the bottom of your fireplace.
4. Check your filters
Clogged furnace and air conditioning filters not only make your HVAC system less efficient, they also can spread unhealthy pollutants and allergies in your home. Dark and mucky filters should be replaced. You don’t even need tools for this one!
5. Flush the water heater
Neglected water heaters have a way of getting back at you when you least expect it (and that way is usually soggy and expensive.) Clear out sediment particles that collect over time by regularly flushing out water through the drain valve. If you have a tankless water heater, now is a great time to have the necessary annual service performed.
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