Monday, September 21, 2015

September Home Maintenance Tasks

Every month, we share easy tasks you can do to keep your home in tip-top shape all year long.  So here are a few simple tasks you can do in September to prepare your home for cool fall weather!

1.)  Check Gutters -  Take a few minutes to make sure your gutters are clear.  With rain and falling leaves, gutters will be working overtime.  By making sure they’re clear now, you’ll avoid water damage later on.  You can either hire someone to do it or do it yourself.

2.)  Clean The Dryer Vent - Lint accumulating in the dryer vent can cause a house fire.  A couple of times per year, unplug the dryer and thoroughly vacuum the area around the dryer vent and hose.  Remember to check the outside vent too!

3.)  Get Your Fireplace Inspected & Cleaned – Do you have a fireplace or woodstove? When was the last time it was cleaned & inspected? Now is a great time to make sure that your chimney and fireplace are all in good working order. A little maintenance now can help prevent a bigger problem later on. Schedule it now before it gets cold.   

4.)  Gather Firewood - Will you be burning a wood stove or fireplace this winter?  Start gathering up firewood now and save yourself from the task when it’s cold outside. 

5.)  Get Ready For Autumn - Now is a great time to start planting some fall flowers.  Mums make a great addition to your front porch! 

6.)  Save On Home Insurance - Homeowners Insurance is an important part of protecting your belongings.  To make sure you have the best coverage, call us today for a free, no obligation quote.  

Want more tips? Call or visit us online. Bryan Insurance is the leading homeowners insurance agent in the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New York areas. 

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