Protecting Your Home Against the Changing Seasons
It’s not something we are happy to admit, but summer is nearly over. The seasonal change means that there are going to be different weather risks for us here in Central Illinois. There are things that you can do to prepare your home for the change from summer to fall.
- Update your insulation if necessary
- If your insulation is in good condition, there is a lot that you will protect against. You will be able to better regulate the temperature in your home during the cold weather. This will help keep your electric bill lower and will also help to avoid damage that can come from fluctuating temperatures.
- Paint as a line of defense
- House paint can chip, peel, or fade from UV Rays. Humidity and rain cause mold and mildew. All of that and more can shorten the life of the paint on your home. So if you use the right paint, you’ll be able to protect your home from these issues happening as soon as they normally would.
- Check on your gutters
- Be sure to clean gutters now so that the inevitable leaf debris of the autumn months won’t create or worsen any damage or clogs in the gutter.
- Defend against critters
- If you can remove critters or block them from entering your home now, you’ll be better off in the colder months. Critters can create messes, cause damage to the structure of your home, or even cause horrible smells. Getting rid of pests now will likely save you a lot of trouble over the fall and winter months.
- Have your roof inspected by a professional
- Have a professional come and check your roof for any existing damage. You should also have them check for any weak spots that might not hold well against fall debris or snowfall. This could save you from having any avoidable water damage to your roof and ceiling.
- Trim your trees
- Trimming tree limbs will help you prevent damage from falling limbs or other debris. This can protect your roof, siding, windows and more.
- Seal any leaks or openings
- Much like insulation helps to regulate the temperature of your home, sealing leaks will do the same. It will also prevent any of the elements from entering into your home through small or hidden openings.
These tips should be helpful in protecting your home and preventing damage; but if you do experience damage just remember that you can always contact your local SERVPRO® for the cleaning and restoration of your property!
For information on how we can help, you can call us at:
SERVPRO® of North Central Tazewell County | 309-346-5600
SERVPRO® of Peoria | 309-637-7300
SERVPRO® of Galesburg and Macomb | 309-342-0073