1. Check Gutters and Downspouts:
Clean out any debris that may have accumulated in the gutters, and inspect downspouts to ensure they are securely attached to the house and not leaking.
2. Inspect Roof Shingles:
Look for signs of wear and tear, such as missing or loose shingles, which can cause water damage inside your home if left unchecked.
3. Doors & Windows Check:
Examine weather-stripping around doors and windows, replacing it as necessary to prevent drafts from entering the home.
4. Furnace & Boiler Tune-Up:
Have a professional come out and check that your furnace or boiler is in good condition, ensuring safe operation throughout the year.
5. Clean & Test Smoke Detectors
Test smoke detectors to make sure they are in working order, and replace batteries if necessary.
6. Check Interior Pipes:
Look for any signs of leaking or corrosion on exposed pipes, and have them replaced if needed.
7. Inspect Appliances:
Make sure all appliances are in good condition, with no frayed cords or water leaks that could result in damage or costly repairs down the line.
8. Examine Electrical Outlets:
Replace any outlets that are cracked or discolored, as these can be a fire hazard and should not be used until replaced by an electrician.