Home Maintenance Program Takes Care of the Tasks Homeowners Forget or Ignore

Fall is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. While many of these maintenance tasks are fairly simple, they are still very important to complete before cold weather arrives to prevent damage to both your home and wallet. And if you choose to have a professional handle them, it’s worth the expense. You’ll save money in the long run — and save your family and your home from safety risks.

Hester Home Maintenance is the perfect choice for homeowners to get their checklist of more than 35 tasks completed. Tony Iannessa, a client for their quarterly service, raved, “What a huge lifesaver Hester Home Maintenance has been! I have already recommended them to our friends and family.”

Here are some common questions regarding key fall maintenance items:

Inspect and clean the gutters

Hester Home Maintenance: Clean Gutters

Question: Why is it important to do this now instead of just waiting until spring clean-up?

Answer: Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. Once most of the leaves have fallen, clean out gutters and downspouts (hire a helper if you are not comfortable on a ladder).

Seal gaps where critters could enter

Question: Isn’t this something my pest control service will take care of?

Answer: Most pest control services will spray or put down traps, but very few take preventative measures. Mice need only a tiny gap to be able to sneak into your house, and all the little critters will be looking for warm places. Fill small holes and cover any larger gaps securely.

Turn off exterior faucets

Question: Does this mean just from the outside? Can you elaborate?

Answer: Frost-proof spigots with a faucet insulator, and shut off any unnecessary water supply to prevent freezing pipes.

Make exterior repairs

Hester Home Maintenance: Exterior Repairs

Question: Can’t I just wait until the spring to take care of exterior issues?

Answer: No, it is very important to do this BEFORE winter weather hits. Exposed wood is especially prone to weather damage. Walk around your property, looking for signs of damage or cracks to the roof, siding, and foundation. Schedule repairs right away.


Make It Better Reader Special: 50 percent off the first quarterly visit for any service plan! With plans starting as low as $200 per quarter, there is no longer any excuse for putting off these important tasks. This offer is available until Sept. 30, 2018.


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