Prepping Your Home for Fall
There’s a lot to be excited about for the fall—cooler temperatures, leaves changing color, families spending time together. But before fall gets into full swing, give your home a checkup to help make the season healthier and stress-free. Here’s what you should check off:
- Make sure windows are sealed and energy efficient.
- Prevent mold and mildew from growing and getting into the air.
- Insulate water pipes and fix any leaks.
- Clear out gutters to drain properly.
- Fix any roof leaks to prevent moisture from getting inside.
- Make sure the heating system is clean and working.
- Clean fireplaces and chimneys.
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every month and replace their batteries every 6 months. There should be one of each outside every bedroom and on every floor.
- Don't keep grills, portable stoves or generators inside the house.
- Clean your whole house thoroughly to improve air quality.
While you’re preparing your home for fall weather, it’s also a good idea to prepare yourself for flu season by getting vaccinated. Getting vaccinated counts as preventive care, meaning it’s covered in full under your plan when you get vaccines from a Preferred provider. It’s important you get it before the end of October since it takes a couple of weeks to fully protect your body.
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