As the summer season wanes, you are likely not thinking about fall and the cold weather lurking ahead. But you can still enjoy these final hot-weather months while you start to prepare your home for the change of seasons. This is an ideal time to get outside your home and ensure everything is as it should be, especially if there’s a chance you might have to put it on the market this fall or winter. All-Pro Home Inspections will help you prepare your property with these four home maintenance tasks to complete before fall.
1. Clean Your Gutters
It’s recommended that homeowners clean their gutters twice yearly, around the late fall and again in the spring. You can get a jump start with cleaning in the late summer before any fall storms come through and then clean them again when the final leaf has fallen. Clogged gutters can lead to leaks that could damage your roof and foundation, which are important elements of a home inspection.
2. Trim Your Trees
If you have tree branches or limbs hanging above or close to your roof, now is the time to trim those. Storms can cause limbs to break off and fall against your roof, resulting in damage. You don’t want to end up with preventable damage to your roof that could later be documented as a flaw on an inspection report that you will have to pay to repair.
3. Check For Radon
The Tennessee Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agree that every home in Tennessee should be tested for radon. If you haven’t had your home tested, you’ll want to complete that before the colder weather months, when you’ll spend more time indoors. All-Pro Home Inspections uses a continuous 48-hour radon gas monitor, and we can usually get the results the same day the test is completed.
4. Chimney Maintenance
Late summer is an ideal time for you to schedule any necessary chimney maintenance or inspections that need to be done. If yours requires any repairs, you can get on a contractor’s schedule now in case they are booked up for the next few months. You need to ensure that everything is operational and that there are no safety hazards.
Schedule Your Inspection
As the largest home inspection company in the Southeast, All-Pro Home Inspections has evaluated thousands of homes in the last 15 years. Contact us today at (615) 337-1277 to get a quote or schedule your inspection. We serve Nashville and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro, as well as the counties of Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Cheatham.