An Extra Hour of Sleep… An Extra Hour to Organize
The words “Fall Back” are sweet music to the ears of many people looking to enjoy the extra hour of sleep that comes with the fall time change. But Daylight Savings Time can also be a reminder to home and automobile owners to patch up any holes or leaks before colder weather approaches.
Now that you’ve moved your clock back one hour, here’s a quick maintenance check list before winter arrives.
Clean your chimney
Planning on having a fire during the cold weather? Make sure your chimney is cleaned first. A buildup of creosote, found in every chimney, can lead to a fire that you DIDN’T plan.
Now is a perfect time get your roof cleared of damaged shingles and bothersome branches. For a free homeowners insurance quote to see how much a new roof can save you, email us!
Fall means leaves, which means a clogged gutter. Get your gutter cleaned and discourage unwanted pests from making their home inside. Plus, overflowing gutters can lead to roof damage.
Protect against the upcoming freeze
Wrap your faucets!
Insulate on the cheap
Insulation strips can be bought cheap at any hardware store, and are a great way to lower your heating bill. Scope out any cracks to the outside, whether it be through windows or at the bottom of your front and back door, and insulate before the snow piles up.
Water heater and furnace check
…These are two things you absolutely do not want to fail you in the winter. Get them checked out before it’s too late.
Give us a call at Legacy Agency or email us with any questions!