Seven Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

Seven Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

It has not felt much like fall in Asheville, NC so far this September. However, we know that cooler weather is coming. Autumn is the most anticipated time of year in the Asheville area, attracting millions of tourists to view the splendid array of colors in our mountains. There is no southern city like ours for viewing fall colors. Asheville has all the diversity of color and elevation of a small mountain town, with the size, shopping, and culture of a large urban center.

The colors of fall may be one of the many factors that led you to decide to call Asheville home. If you are a homeowner, this is the season to get ready for winter. In this post, we are discussing seven home maintenance tips made for fall.

 

1) Clean Your Gutters and Roof

As the leaves go through their color cycles, they will eventually fall. You might be dreading raking leaves in your yard, but that may not be as important as clearing them from your roof and gutters. Leaves can accumulate in your gutters and on your roof, trapping moisture from winter rain, snow, and ice, causing damage and drainage issues. As light and whimsical as a falling leaf is, it can lead to real and expensive damage. Make sure you clean your gutters and have your roof and awnings pressure washed.

2) Pressure Wash Your Deck

Every season brings some sort of weathering to your deck and porch. Falling leaves will only contribute to the deterioration of your deck. Make sure your deck is thoroughly pressure washed this fall.

3) Pressure Wash Siding

Like your deck, your siding will eventually show the wearing down causes by weather and the accumulation of dirt and debris. Autumn is an excellent time to have your siding pressure washed before the neighborhood visits for Trick or Treating.

4) Tend to Your Windows

Windows require maintenance as well. Drafty windows can release upwards of 25% of your home’s heating energy. Your window maintenance should include:

  • Repairing cracks and damage
  • Replacing worn-out weather stripping
  • Replacing broken storm windows
  • Replacing window panes that have trapped moisture
  • Washing windows free of debris and accumulating dirt

If you do not choose to replace your windows, make sure you let us have you have them professionally cleaned.

5) Repair Plumbing

If your plumbing is leaking, not only are you wasting hundreds of dollars on your water utility bills, your pipes are that much more susceptible to freezing during winter. Have your plumbing repaired and replaced as part of your fall maintenance.

6) Driveway and Sidewalk Pressure Washing

Like your deck and siding, falling leaves are one of many contributing factors to making your driveway and sidewalks appear dirty and dingy. The timing could not be worse or scarier with Halloween approaching. In addition to the scorn of and Trick or Treating neighbors, this kind of buildup can cause your surfaces to deteriorate faster than they should and reduce your property value. Have your driveway and sidewalk professionally pressure washed this fall.

7) Fall Cleaning

Spring cleaning is one thing, but your home and exterior surfaces can get dirty through summer as well. One of the best things you can do during Autumn as a homeowner in Asheville is engaging in fall cleaning. Make sure pressure washing is on your fall cleaning list; however, this is not a DIY project. Pressure washing your home’s exterior surfaces should be left to professionals with professional equipment. Mobile Magic Pressure Washing offers Asheville residents quality pressure washing services utilizing commercial-grade pressure washing equipment. Contact us for professional pressure washing this fall!