Navigation Links
Northern Virginia Real Estate Company Pasquali Realty Group Suggests These Maintenance Tips for Homeowners This Fall
Date:9/2/2014

Burke, VA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

During the fall season, before the weather grows colder, it's important to prepare for the winter months to prevent costly damage later on. Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company, suggests these fall preventative home maintenance tips.

Gutters and Downspouts

Clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout fall to prevent build up of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems, pest infestations, wet basements, foundation damage and many other expensive complications. Be sure water is not coming down behind gutters and that all support brackets are securely in place. Check to ensure water drains properly and doesn't pool, which can cause damage to foundations, driveways, and walkways.

Windows and Doors

Change summer screens to cool weather storm windows and doors. Inspect and repair any loose or damaged window or door frames. Install weather stripping or caulking around windows and doors to prevent drafts and lower heating bills. Clean and lubricate garage door hinges, rollers, and tracks and be sure screws are tight.

Heating Systems

Replace the filter in your furnace. Consider having a heating professional check the heating system to ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into costly major repairs. Clean your ducts to better the heating system's efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems. Also check for air leakage especially around joints. Clean the thermostat's heat sensor, contact points, and contacts. Check accuracy and replace if necessary.

Plumbing

To prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, ensure that the pipes, as well as the wall cavities where they reside, are well insulated. Know how to locate and turn off the water shut-off valve in case pipes do freeze.

Chimney and Fireplace

Call a professional in to inspect and clean the chimney. Fireplaces that are regularly used during the season should have an annual cleaning to prevent dangerous chimney fires. Test the fireplace flue for a tight seal when closed. Consider installing a carbon monoxide alarm near the fireplace and furnace.

Attic ventilation

Be sure attic insulation doesn't cover ventilation vents in the eaves to prevent winter ice dams on the roof. Be sure ridge vents and vents at eaves are free of plants and debris. Check bird and rodent screens for attic vents to prevent any unwanted guests.

Landscape and Yardwork

Although grass appears to stop growing in the fall, the roots are actually growing deeper to prepare for winter. Now is the best time to fertilize and reseed your lawn. Prune the trees and shrubs after the leaves turn to encourage healthy growth in the spring. Trim any tree limbs that are dangerously close to power lines or the roof of the house. Heavy snow and ice can cause damage in the winter.

Pasquali Realty Group is an incorporated business that is a subsidiary under NBI Realty, and is currently licensed in both Virginia, and Washington, DC. They are a member of the National Board of Realtors (NAR), Virginia Board of Realtors (VAR), and Northern Virginia Board of Realtors (NVAR).

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NorthernVirginia/RealEstate/prweb12127954.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Kessler awarded $2 million federal grant for Northern NJ Traumatic Brain Injury System
2. Northern Response Introduces the Pyramid Pan™ to Help with Healthy Eating Post-Holidays
3. Women Don't be S.A.D., Let Alaska Northern Lights Brighten Your Day
4. Queens and NSPCC publish Northern Irelands first child death and serious injury review
5. Saul Schottenstein Foundation B Makes a Grant to Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
6. Criminal Defense Attorneys of Intermountain Legal Launch New Website to Further Assist Clients throughout Northern and Central Utah
7. Philadelphia shifts to a Northern accent
8. Fresh Healthy Vending Expands to Northern Texas Area to Provide Healthier Options in Vending Machines
9. Northern Westchester Hospital Surgeon Reaches New Single-Incision Robot-Assisted Gallbladder Removal Surgery Milestone
10. Therapist Northern Virginia 'Best of the Best' Awarded to The Emotional Wellness Doctor and to Dr. Samantha Madhosingh for Excellence by Follow Media Consulting, Inc.
11. UV Technologies, Makers of UV-Aid, Predict H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Will Subside in Northern Hemisphere as Available Daylight Increases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... , ... Rob Lowe is a sought after actor, and also serves as ... public important topics from all aspects of life, and a new segment is being ... and ankles. , Podiatry is essential to people’s overall well-being, and if viewers have ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... fluoride (PVDF) based sleep diagnostics sensors, announced today it had completed the first ... of a mix of domestic and rest of world (ROW) authorized dealers specializing ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... medical device sectors, today announced the winners of its 3rd Annual ELITE Awards. ... most influential people in the healthcare industry today. , Out of more than ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... certification body for exercise professionals, is pleased to announce the organization’s Certified Strength ... , The NCSF Certified Strength Coach (CSC) program validates the competency of qualified ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... educating patients on peri-implantitis in Las Vegas, NV, and the importance ... custom gum disease consultation and leading care for peri-implantitis, with or without a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/8/2017)... MACRA replaces the outdated sustainable growth ... reimbursement. Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices from ... Market for MIPS Compliance Technology is Booming ... 3 or more clinicians seek to buy Merit-Based Incentive ... magnitude of the changes, the hunt is on for ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... , May 5, 2017   Provista , a ... more than 200,000 customers, today announced Jim Cunniff ... wealth of executive and business experience to Provista, including most ... pharmacy in California . He assumed his ... "Jim is a great fit for Provista," says Jody ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch Allyn campus. ... its commitment to bring more than 100 new jobs ... Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence for more ... these new positions, a large portion of which will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: