As our lives become increasingly hectic and extra time becomes a precious commodity, it is more important than ever to take a few moments to prepare your home for the rigors of winter. Let the Honey Do Service walk you through a quick autumn home inspection process that could bring you huge savings this winter.
Generally, the best place to start is by putting on your jacket and taking a step outside of your home. Take a good look at the exterior of your house. You don’t have to be an expert, just look closely for signs of anything that may be broken or deteriorating. Do you notice any missing or damaged shingles? Now is the time to call the Honey Do Service to make any roof repairs, as harsher weather is quickly approaching. See any discolored areas on your siding? This could be a sign of problems in your guttering system. Schedule a Honey Do Service craftsman to come take a look. Are there any tree limbs or overgrown shrubs that are touching or dangling over your home? Prevent future problems by calling the Honey Do Service, Inc. to trim your trees and shrubs before the snow begins falling. How about your windows and doors – notice any holes or cracks that will let cold air in? Call your local Honey Do Service to seal up your home and maximize your heating efficiency.
Next, come inside and check for any signs of water damage that may have occurred through the year. Do you see any discoloration on your ceiling? How about around your windows and doors? Notice any cracks in your walls or damage to your flooring? Any of these scenarios could be signs of larger problems that are out of sight. Schedule a Honey Do craftsman to come inspect any flaws that you find.
Be sure to check some of your less-traveled areas too: your attic and basement. While in the attic, look for any discoloration on your sheathing. If you notice any, you may have a roof leak. Another sign of a leaking roof is wet insulation, joists or rafters. Don’t hesitate to call the Honey Do Service, Inc. if you notice anything out of the ordinary. Also look for signs of animals, such as droppings and/or nests. Take time to look up into your chimney as well, as there could be critters in your flue. Call the Honey Do Service if you’d like us to clean out your chimney before you put it to use. While you’re in the basement, check for leaks or problems around your furnace and water heater.
Now is a good time to check all your plumbing for problems. Check your sinks and around your toilet for leaks. Call the Honey Do Service, Inc. before minor plumbing problems become larger and more damaging. Also take a good look at your breaker box and all of your electrical outlets. See any signs of damage or problems? If so, schedule a Honey Do Service, Inc. craftsman to come remedy any potentially dangerous electrical problems.
Finally, test your furnace or home heating system to see if it works. It’s better to find out now while you have time to have it repaired. Otherwise you may be sitting in the cold when it fails. Feel free to visit honeydoservice.net to contact your local Honey Do Service, Inc. office today – we’d be glad to help you prepare for the coming winter!