October is the month in which we see the cold and wet weather really roll in. As a result, your house can take a beating if you haven’t prepared properly! And if you’re wondering about home maintenance in Denver, and what checks you need to perform around your home right now, you’re in the right place.
Here at TNT Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we have over 60 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry, thanks to the knowhow of our owner, Ronnie E. Thornton II. So we’ve put together this little checklist of all the necessary maintenance jobs you should run through right now.
Seal Heat Leaks
Heat can escape from a variety of holes and cuts in your home’s exterior. If you’re going to be paying to heat the house during the winter period, you’ll be throwing away money if you don’t go round and seal as many of these heat leaks as you can.
Typically you’ll find them up high, towards the roof, and close the foundation. These are both places where rips can easily occur, and can be easily sealed with a caulking gun. Make sure you check both brick and vinyl as you go.
Change Air Filters
Now’s a perfect time to change any and all air filters in your home. But if you’re worried about the state of your air filters, either in the AC or the furnace, our company can provide HVAC maintenance for your home. We’ll get those filters replaced, and those air ducts seen to, so you can rest soundly knowing you’ve got some sturdy ducts in place to catch all the dust and soot that’ll collect during the winter.
Clean Out the Basement
If the rain is going to come down hard in your home state, you’re going to want to clear out the basement a little and get to where your sump pump is located. This is an essential device that sits at the bottom of your house, and contains valves that determine water levels and pressure. Without a properly working one, your basement could easily become flooded, and your possessions ruined.
Now this can be quite a lengthy job, so if you need help with home maintenance in Denver, get in touch with us at TNT Plumbing Heating and Cooling. We’re here to service your house, and leave it as clean and tidy as we found it! So if your basement clearance job is getting you down, why not give us a call to come round and help out? We can get that sump pump seen to, and assure you it’s working well for the upcoming wet and cold months.