As Fall approaches in Indiana, now is the time to make sure your properties are prepared for the upcoming winter months. Indianapolis Realtors can provide a wonderful service to their clients and homeowners by helping them stay on top of completing repairs that will avoid even larger issuses that could arise during the winter months. Encourage your real estate clients that are preparing to put their home on the market to call in an Indianpolis contractor for inspection repairs and early maintenance evaluations for any areas of concern.
Visit Attics and Basements
Avoid leaks, condensation, mold growth, and damage to your foundation and walls by having those forgotten areas in the attic and basement taken a look at.
- Check Insulation
- Caulk Any Cracks
- Clear Out Debris
- Ensure Proper Ventilation
Inspect Roofing & Chimneys
- It’s a great idea to have your roof inspected for hail damage that may have occurred during any spring or summer storms.
- Clean your gutters to help avoid any unnecessary water running into areas you don’t want it (like your foundation), and will help snow and ice flow freely away from your home.
- Flashing is one of the most important components of your roof that helps prevent leaks. Therefore, any issues with it can lead to serious water damage inside your home.
- Do a visual check of your chimney for any loose stone/brick, cracks, or flashing. Doing a chimney sweep is always a good idea if you love to use your fireplace.
Inspect Plumbing System
Inspect your plumbing system before the cold arrives, particularly any areas exposed to the outdoors. Check areas for any missing insulation and be sure to follow a checklist of best practices, such as shutting off outside water when the temperature gets below freezing.
Doors and windows
Take a good look around your doors and windows to check for any signs of air leaks. Any faulty or foggy areas present now will worsen overtime. Fall is a great time to replace any window or doors to avoid the summer hot air blasting in or cold winter air filling your home.