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Fall Maintenance Checklist for Your Florida Home

September 8, 2023
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Is Your Home Ready for Fall?

Fall in Florida comes with its own set of challenges that homeowners need to address. While you're not preparing for snowstorms, you are likely prepping for the final rounds of tropical storms and hurricane season. And let's not forget general wear and tear.

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

The old saying holds true, especially when it comes to home maintenance. A small, timely fix can save you a hefty repair bill later on. This checklist is your roadmap to safeguarding one of your most significant investments—your home.

The Fall Maintenance Checklist:

1. Roof Inspection

An unchecked roof can spell disaster during a Florida rainstorm. Make sure there are no missing shingles, leaks, or pooling water.

2. Clean Gutters

You'd be surprised how much damage a clogged gutter can cause. Ensure that your gutters are free of debris and are directing water away from your home's foundation.

3. HVAC Check-Up

With cooler nights ahead, you'll be cranking up the heating. Schedule an HVAC maintenance check to ensure everything is functioning as it should.

4. Check for Drafts

Drafty windows and doors are not only uncomfortable but can significantly increase your energy bills. Seal up any leaks you find.

5. Trim Trees and Foliage

Loose branches and overgrown foliage are potential hazards during storms. Keep them trimmed and at a safe distance from your home.

6. Pest Control

Fall is when critters seek a warm haven. Make sure that isn't your home! Seal any holes and consider a preventative pest treatment.

7. Inspect Plumbing

A burst pipe can be devastating. Check your plumbing for any signs of leakage or corrosion.

The best part of this checklist? Most of these tasks can be done in a weekend or less. It's a small time investment for peace of mind and long-term savings.

Are you ready to tackle these tasks but need professional help? Build Pro Construction has you covered. Contact us for timely maintenance services. Your home will thank you, and so will your wallet!