End Of Summer Home Maintenance - What To Do Before It's COLD!
It's a little chilly in Atlanta today, but not too late to prep your home for the cold weather to come! Check out these important & specific tips on what to do inside & out! http://bit.ly/9bb9pR Questions? Just ask!OUTSIDE -Check the exterior of your home for problems that should be repaired before winter. Make sure the outside walls of your home are free of debris. Lumber, ladders, or toys stacked against the house can attract spiders, mice, and insects. As colder weather arrives, these pests have incentive to enter the warmth of your house. -If you stock firewood for the winter, something we don't do too much in the south, don't stack it against the house. Besides attracting wood-boring insects and other pests, it can prevent air circulation and trap moisture against the house. This can rot siding or trim. Store firewood 2 feet from the house and elevate it 18 inches above the ground.INSIDE -Hot water tanks have a safety feature called a pressure release valve. If the pressure in the tank gets too great, this valve allows hot water to escape to keep the tank from exploding. Test this valve yearly for proper function. -Cover your water heater with a fiberglass insulation blanket to retain heat, particularly if you have an older water heater that has less-efficient built-in insulation. Do not cover heater controls.Read More! - http://bit.ly/9bb9pR