The temperature is gradually expected to change from warm to cold as soon as September steps in the calendar. This is how summer transitions to the cooler months of autumn and winter. The changing condition in the environment naturally affects some aspects of the house that shouldn’t be missed out by homeowners. If you are a beginner in running a home, these reminders would surely assist you and would calm your nerves in the occurrence of possible worst scenarios.
Aside from the near advent of snow in winter, the fall season is also known as a magnet for rains and thunderstorms. In most cases, homeowners often overlook the probability of leaks as they usually rest unnoticed in the most unlikely parts of your home. Homeowners who are not very keen on spotting this issue are caught off guard by dripping water from ceilings, doors, windows or even from skylites.
So how does one give solution to a problem that seemingly expresses itself in a very subtle way of irregularity? Be one step ahead of the anticipated weather problems and hunt immediately for these leaks. Spot for drafty areas near windows, doors. Find cracks from both from the outside and inside portions of your house’s walls. In some situations, you would need the assistance of skilled workers who can perform better and faster especially in finding leaks on the roofing, ceiling, skylite, etc.
Autumn is the time of the year when leaves start to wither and fall. While this particularly does not cause any trouble to homeowners in general, the probability of falling leaves blocking your gutters would cause the opposite. Again, as I have said, not everyone is affected by these phenomena.
Is your house surrounded by trees? Are there tall trees in your neighborhood? If you answered yes to both questions, then your house gutters are susceptible to blockage. Take some time to clean these gutters to avoid the freezing of blocked water when the weather gets really cold. As a responsible homeowner, you may also take this opportunity to examine and look for leaks and pipe damages that are located on the upper portion of your home.