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Preventable Fall Home Maintenance Issues

3 Common Home Disasters to Look Out for This Fall

Fall is a season that changes from the hot relaxing weather of summer to the more violent period of winter. Winter can cause significant problems for your home if you do not prepare for it, and the fall is the season in which you should begin to address these problems by having some basic maintenance performed on your home.

To do so you should look out for 3 common home disasters that can otherwise harm your home in fall.

Pipes Freezing

It is important to get your home winterized so that you don’t have pipes that burst from freezing once the weather turns.

While pipes freezing is often viewed as an event that only occurs in deep winter, early frosts and cold spells can lead to pipes freezing and bursting, and the resulting flood damage that ensues afterwards.

Have a professional remove all remaining water in any outdoor pipes with an air jet and ask them to insulate any outdoor pipes that may cause further damage.

Drain Gutter Clogging

Your drains often get clogged up in fall from leaves and other debris that builds up over time. Clogged drains prevent water from flowing freely through the drains and then often spills out near your house which can lead to interior flooding.

To avoid this problem you should have a professional drain gutter cleaning service come and remove the debris that builds up. Doing so can prevent the more serious flooding problems that can come about in the fall due to the excessive amounts of leaves falling off of trees.

HVAC Problems

During fall, your home will be converting from its cooling season to its heating season and this transformation can lead to many disasters.

Any wear and tear on your home boiler system will become noticeable during this period of time and if you avoid having a professional inspect the system during the season your home may be ripe for leaks and burst pipes.

Having your air conditioning system shut down for the winter is also a good idea and can prevent coolant spills and prevent the unit from being damaged from being kept in an uninsulated part of your home. This can lead to damage to an air conditioning unit that can cause problems in the upcoming spring.

Winterizing your home should begin in fall to avoid these three common home disasters that can spring up. There is no need to do these on your own; hire a professional to make sure your home is properly taken care of this fall.

Remember to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Call Metro Sewer & Plumbing at (423) 855-0967 to get your Chattanooga home inspected.

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