Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is the best time during the year to take care of the small things and big home repairs before the days get shorter, and colder. With the feeling of the warm breeze becoming chillier, the time has come to prepare your home for the cold winter ahead!

Even the little things make a big difference in your home

1. Make exterior repairs

Take a stroll around your property and look out for indicators of damage roof, porch, windows, and siding and foundation.

2.  Check railings, stairs and the walk/driveway for safety

If the landscape around your property is hidden beneath ice or snow, walking to and from the driveway and back can be cumbersome.

Maneuver around your home with ease by checking if your stairs are in good shape with strong railings, and that the driveway does not need any repairing.

3. Tend to trees and shrubs

If your property has an abundance amount of trees, they need to be cared for. Trimming your trees and shrubs not only improves the appearance of your landscaping, but may act as prevention or correction to a safety hazard.

If DIY is not your thing, consider hiring an arborist. The professionals can detect signs of poor health in the early stages of tree loss, and know how to and when to prune to avoid the falling leaves during winter.


4. Clean the gutters, downspouts and perform repairs

Here is the time to get your mind IN the gutters! Fallen leaves may be beautiful to look at, but eventually they will fall and clog the gutters. It is time to clean, and de-clog your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate into a pool and damage your roof and siding. Perform any repairs necessary


5. Organize the garage

As of now,tools, lawn tools, toys, bicycles, beach umbrellas, and camping equipment is taking up a good amount of space where your car could be parked. Often, most people neglect getting their car inside the garage during winter because they find it overflowing with a disorganized mess.  

There are so many great organizing systems available – shelving, and hooks that allow you to hang bikes in the ceiling – overhead garage storage units are wonderful for creating that extra space you need.

6. Inspect Your Roof

Go outside and check your roof for signs of slight damage to your roof such as; broken, cracked, or missing shingles and bare spots where the granular coating has been worn off. Don’t forget to take care of these small necessary repairs now to prevent future damage.  


7. Plant a tree

Since trees are dormant in the fall and spring, it’s softer on the root system. When choosing a place to plant, consider where so it can contribute with saving energy. If placed right, it can act as a windbreaker during the winter and supply shade during the hot summer.

8. Button up your coat

Check for air leaks near your window and doors. A home with leaks is similar to an unbuttoned coat. If caulk is missing or damaged around your windows, doors and electrical openings (cable, phone, gas etc.), be sure to seal any gaps with proper caulk.

9. Become energy efficient

Throw on your favorite cozy sweater while in the comfort of your own home to keep heating cost low.


10. General cleanup

This ties back to garage clean up, now is the perfect time to get rid of your the excess stuff around home that has been accumulated. Items such as accumulated newspaper, and leftover household cleaning supplies should be thrown out to prevent any risk of future fires. Clear up space and free of cleaning supplies around heaters, furnaces, and other heat producing appliances.

What is PEX and Copper Repiping and What are the Benefits

Having optimal pipes is rewarding, they are built to sustain and function to your advantage. With over 15,000 homes and apartment complexes being repiped over the years by us, our clients come first. We value their homes and provide the best quality in the industry.

What is PEX?

More flexible and cost-effective

The United States adds chemicals to our water to ensure that we are not infected by the pollutants in the water supply. Copper pipes tend to also be less effective due to airborne chemicals. PEX is a phrase for polyethylene (PE) that is cross linked (X). It is stable, malleable, and similar to a plastic-like material that comes from a high density polyethylene that allows it to be so durabable. Within the last years, PEX has been improved to withstand heat while continuing to keep its long-term strength. The PEX system requires less fittings and labor to install making it budget-friendly in any home. With PEX repiping in your home, none of these issues will continue to tamper with your water supply.

Benefits:

Among other advantages, Pex repiping:

  • Long lasting
  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Ability to withstand temperature, decreasing your home’s heating bill
  • Resists pipe buildups, damage, freezing, and burst

What is Copper Repiping?

Copper has been the original favored material for plumbing systems for decades. If your home has rusty old galvanized pipes and or is built more than 5 years ago, their is a high chance you may have corroded pipes. This will continue to deteriorate and putting your bank account at risk for drainage.
Not all copper pipes are made of equal quality, pipes that are made elsewhere besides the United States are almost never in accordance with the quality standard of US. In some cases, contractors will use budget friendly pipes like these to keep cost low. The cheaper pipes are thin, and prone to corrosion. We use only USA MADE pipes, fittings, and valves from the finest manufacturers in the country.

Consider copper repiping if you are struggling with any of these issues:

  • Hot water when the toilet flushes or when water is in use in other parts of the home
  • Low water pressure
  • Leaking pipes below your home or inside the walls
  • Lack of hot water from sink or showers
  • Rusty or foul odor from water faucets
  • Loud or rattling noises when water is in use

After a Repipe, You will Have:

  • Excellent water pressure throughout your household
  • No more LEAKS!
  • Long lasting High-Quality plumbing for decades
  • Clean water that actually looks like water
  • Positive re-selling point for your home
  • Rest assured knowing that your plumbing is in the best shape

After a high quality PEX or Copper Repipe in your home, you will no longer have to suffer any discomfort or inconvenience caused by odd corroded pipes. We promise a start to finish time, stand behind our promises to get back to you on schedule and guarantee satisfaction to all of our clients.