It's hard to believe that fall is around the corner, especially since it's a crisp 90 with 100% humidity. Getting your home winter ready this fall will be the Christmas present you will be glad you bought early. These tips will save you time, money and make your home more efficient. Contact us at Beckon Homes if you would like to pass these chores off to someone else. We offer monthly a la carte maintenance packages that fit your specific needs.
Gutter Cleaning - These bad boys drain thousands of gallons of water away from your home every year. Cleaning them will not only give them a longer shelf life, but save you thousands in roof repair if the get clogged. We use local, insured companies for all our homes.
Soil Samples - Instead of panic gardening next spring, I will learn from my Covid mistakes and send in soil samples to The University of TN to prepare early. For $15, you can learn what your garden needs to thrive.
HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Inspection - Don't get caught with your pants down. At Beckon, we highly recommend a maintenance plan for our homes that offer free systems checks. Having a bi-annual inspection for these is essential to catching problems before they occur
Have Your Flue Cleaned - A few years ago, I turned my whole Christmas tree into a Yule Log. Standing in my yard like Cousin Eddie, watching the flames come out of the chimney was NOT the way to clean our flue.
Change Your Batteries and Air Filters- Once a year, replace all your homes batteries. Never in the history of the world has a smoke detector battery beeped in warning in the middle of the day. It only happens at 2am after you finally got the baby to sleep. Just like everyone else, I like the convenience of Amazon but don't go cheap. Find a good battery and you can't go wrong. Quarterly change out those air filters or breathe in all the allergens and dust the city has to offer.
Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets - Living in the South often leaves us feeling safe from the effects of cold weather. Those random 20 degree days can be catastrophic to your pipes. Disconnect and drain your hose and check for any potential leaks. Seriously.