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Maintenance Tips for Autumn

Before the Saskatchewan winter sets in, autumn is the right time to finish all of your outdoor projects. The weather is still reasonable, and you can access areas that will soon be covered with ice and snow.

Wrap water pipes that run along exterior walls with heating tape. It will save energy and prevent them from freezing.

Changes in temperature and humidity as well as normal wear and tear can cause window seals to crack and shrink. Caulk cracks or install weather stripping around windows and doors, including the garage door and the attic hatch.

Clean and replace filters in your furnace or heating system. Start up your furnace to ensure that it is operating properly. Contact a licensed heating contractor to inspect and service your gas heater or furnace to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Check your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. Your windows will be sealed for the next 6 months, so you’ll need those fans to mechanically exhaust stale, humid air throughout the winter.

Walk around the perimeter of your house to check for missing or loose pieces of siding, particularly on the corners of the house.

Inspect your roof, or hire a licensed professional to check for wear and tear. Clean out eavestroughs and check the flashing around skylights, pipes and chimneys. If you have any leaks or gaps, heavy snow and ice will find its way in.



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