Fall Weather Prep – 5 Ways to Protect the Interior of Your Home

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Fall is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep the interior of your home. Disaster Cleanup Services understands that everyone is busy living life, so we have a list of 5 things you can do to help protect your home. These simple tips can help to ensure your home avoids disasters.

Fire Alarms/Fire Extinguishers

Fire alarms and extinguishers are not usually at the forefront of your mind. The best way to ensure they are working properly, is to check them with the changes of each season. Replace the batteries and test them so that you know for sure they are functioning correctly. This is a simple action that could save your life.

Attics and Basements

Check the inside of your attic and basement. These places are often overlooked until you need something. Leaks can easily be overlooked in your attics and basements. A regular check could save you thousands of dollars on water damage and mold.

Check HVAC Filters

One of the most forgotten items on our checklist is your air filter. Your air filter plays a crucial role in the function of your HVAC unit. If your filter is dirty, it can clog your system and damage it. It can also reduce the quality of air inside your home. You should change your filters on a regular basis to ensure your HVAC system and air quality remains healthy.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous odorless gas that can enter your home through your furnace or other appliances. Carbon monoxide poisoning can result in death. Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly and that they have new batteries.

Check for Drafts

Drafts from doors and windows can cause warm air to escape and cold air to enter your home. This can cause your electric bill to skyrocket and for your home to be colder than average. This could also lead to frozen pipes and mold. Repair any drafty areas to ensure you keep your home warm and safe this Fall.