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Fall in St. Louis Home Maintenance Tips

Fall in St. Louis Maintenance Tips

Fall in St. Louis!

Fall is here! St. Louis has so many things to do in the fall, a ride up the Great river road to see the fall colors, the Old Webster Jazz Festival or a picnic in Forest Park, St. Louis is a great place to be in the fall.  As the weather begins to cool off, we’d like to remind you of the routine maintenance that should be performed on your home. This maintenance will help lower energy bills during the cold season

To keep your home functioning at its best, follow these fall home maintenance tips:

  • Check every smoke/carbon monoxide detector for functionality. Replace batteries with the time change.
  • Open the humidifier damper and clean the humidifier.
  • Clean/change the furnace air filter.
  • Remove air supply grills and vacuum inside ducts. Use caution when reaching inside ducts—sharp screws are used to attach   sections of pipe.
  • Inspect weather-stripping around all doors. All doors will react differently with different seasons, so some minor adjustments       to door catches may be needed to create a tighter seal between your door          and weather-stripping.
  • Do not cover your air conditioner. Covering your air conditioner is not necessary and can trap excess moisture.
  • Make sure the ground around your home slopes away from the foundation. Minor settlement is nor-mal, but you should fill in     settled areas with dirt.
  • Winterize your hose bibs. Disconnect the garden hoses from the outside faucets and drain and close outside faucets from the     manifold labeled in the basement. Once these steps are done, go outside and open all of the hose bibs to drain off any water     in  the pipes. Once all additional water has drained out, the hose bib can be closed again.
  • Winterize your irrigation system using a licensed contractor.
  • Clean leaves and any debris from eaves troughs, downspouts, and roofs to ensure proper drainage off roof and away from         foundation.
  • These tips will as save you the time, effort, and future home repairs, so you can spend more time enjoying all that there is to to do in St. Louis this season!

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