Top 3 Fall Home Maintenance Disasters

As fall approaches, Sherman Oaks homeowners everywhere need to make sure their homes are ready to face the harsh realities of colder weather. In order to do so, there are many maintenance tasks that need to done to give a home a clean bill of health.

By contacting a plumbing professional and scheduling a service call, the season can be filled with peace of mind rather than high repair bills and numerous other inconveniences.

Sherman Oaks, CA fall_home_maintenanceHeating System Check-Up

By having a furnace serviced prior to needing it, a Sherman Oaks home can be made much safer. In older homes, furnaces that have not been serviced regularly are prone to developing cracks, which can result in potentially dangerous levels of carbon monoxide escaping into the home.

A technician can not only fix any cracks in the furnace, but can also measure the carbon monoxide levels in the home and install monitors to guard against a potential tragedy.

Ice Dams

Caused by inadequate insulation in a home's attic, ice dams can cause significant damage to a home by letting water that would normally run into the guttering back up and flow into the house.

If this happens, roofing and other parts of the home's interior can become damaged and need extensive repairs.

To make sure this is one problem a homeowner does not experience, a service technician can identify and repair any air leaks entering the attic as well as properly insulate the attic. For many people who have this work done, they can take advantage of tax credits that may save them hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Exterior Faucets

While most people pay close attention to any problems that may result from their interior faucets, very few pay any attention to their exterior faucets. Unfortunately, this can result in big problems later on when the weather turns very cold.

In the fall, it's always a good idea to have a plumber check a home's faucets for any drips or leaks.

Since water that remains in pipes can freeze, the pipes can potentially burst at some point and cause large amounts of damage to a home. To guard against this, a plumber can install frost-proof faucets in homes that are over 15 years old, which will virtually eliminate the chances of these pipes freezing and bursting.

By having a service technician inspect a home for potential problems, fall home maintenance disasters such as these can be avoided.

If it can go wrong, it will – unless you keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Call Plumbing Brothers & Rooter at (855) 336-2679 to get your Sherman Oaks, CA home inspected.