You may be ready for fall but is your home? Check out our helpful list on things you should be doing this fall to prepare your home for fall.
- Check/replace furnace filters on a monthly basis
- Keep your dehumidifier running throughout the year! You may want to use a small humidifier in the bedroom if your baby or you are sensitive to the moisture level.
- Remove all garden hoses and splitters (makes the spigot available for 2 hoses instead of 1) from exterior spigots as these may cause your pipes to freeze and burst within the walls.
- Remove black flexible hoses from your house’s sump pump discharge pipe. Attach a hard PVC pipe for winter months.
- Consider diverting the sump line into the city sewer for winter months (set-up can be done by any plumber), especially in homes with 8′ basements. Visit your specific city website to obtain a seasonal waiver for the sump pump discharge… or the Jordahl website under “resources/homeowner links” tab. The city will charge a few dollars a month for usage of the city sewer in the manner and it will be automatically added to your monthly water bill.
- Check your exterior door thresholds and adjust as needed.
- Fall Cleaning! Remember to clean interior tracks of your windows. Mold can grow on excessive amounts of dust when there is high humidity in the house.