Tips for Home Maintenance in the Fall

Fall has officially arrived.   The leaves are beginning to change colors and temperatures are dropping to a cool and comfortable level.  Is your home ready for fall?  At JC Demo Insurance Group of Matthews, NC, we believe that proactive preparation is the best defense against unexpected issues arising with your home.  Here are some tips to prepare your home for fall and the upcoming winter.

Make Sure to Clean Your Gutters and Roof

As leaves begin to fall, these can clog up the gutters.   Make sure to clean them out regularly, especially while the weather is still pleasant to be out in.  Check your roof for any loose or missing shingles and make sure to clear off any debris.

Prepare to Transition from Air Conditioning to Furnace Usage

While North Carolina winters are fairly mild compared to other parts of the country, it does still get cold.  Winterize your air conditioning unit and make sure to get your furnace inspected.  The furnace should be checked for leaks and carbon monoxide levels.

Perform Chimney and Fireplace Maintenance Before Using Them

It is enjoyable to have a cozy fire going in the fall and winter.  But before you use it in the upcoming months, it is a good idea to have it cleaned and inspected.  This helps prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide and ensures it is in good working order.

Regular seasonal home maintenance is an important way to protect one of your biggest investments, your home.  It is also important that your house is insured to protect you against unforeseen accidents and disasters.  Contact one of the agents at JC Demo Insurance Group of Matthews, NC to learn more information on the types of insurance coverage we recommend for your home.