Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

At the beginning of each season, it is important to complete some simple home maintenance on your home. This is to avoid major home emergencies from something that could have been prevented. Also known as “preventative care” performing routine maintenance is a great way to save money in the long run.


-Clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure the drainage areas are not blocked by leaves or debris. Consider having gutter guards to decrease the chance of a clog. If you need assistance with your gutters, check out our seasonal gutter cleaning service.

-Check the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks for rotting wood.

-Cooler temperatures and low humidity make Autumn a great time to paint your home’s exterior. Painting your home yourself can be stressful and even dangerous; take a look at our exterior painting services.

-Check the insulation in your attic to make sure there is no damage and that it is installed properly. If you suspect that your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be, take a look at our insulation services.

-Each Autumn, make sure you check the carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in your home and install fresh batteries. If you do not live full-time at your home and are not able to perform seasonal checks, check out our property maintenance plans.

-Have your roof inspected by qualified professionals like M&M Construction Specialist  to check for wear and tear. If your home’s shingles are curling, buckling or crackling, they should be replaced. If there is a lot of damage overall, the entire roof should be replaced.

-Exterior water pipes will burst when weather goes below freezing, The valves need to be shut off. All the water needs to be drained from the pipes.

-Have the filters in your furnace or heating system cleaned and replaced.

-Window seals can crack and shrink over time. Have your windows and doors checked for leaks and drafts. Replace any screens with storm windows.

-Rake up any leaves that settle on lawn surfaces. Grass can suffocate underneath the leaves and allow disease and bugs to flourish.

-Trim any dead branches off trees to prevent them from falling down unexpectedly during a winter storm.


Please call M&M Construction Specialist at 908-378-5951 to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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