How to Prevent Common Fall Problems

Fall is a season which bring a unique set of problems to Virginia homeowners. Use these tips from Air Treatment Company to be proactive and stop these problems before they start…

Problem: Home flooding and water damage.

Solution: Clean your gutters. For residents on the Atlantic Coast, fall can be one of the most devastating seasons due to the propensity for heavy rainstorms. One key step you can take to minimize damages is cleaning out your gutters. Clean gutters allow water to drain away from your foundation – preventing problems such as ceiling leaks, mold growth, basement floods, and other types of water damage.

Problem: Air leaks around the home.

Solution: Seal using weatherstripping or caulk. Leaks around your home allow warm air to escape to the outside. This not only costs you tons of money (up to 20% of your heating bill), it makes your furnace work harder to heat your home; increasing wear-and-tear on the unit. Luckily, these air leaks can be sealed quick and easy using weatherstripping or a caulking gun.

Problem: Furnace breakdowns.

Solution: Schedule a tune-up for your heating system. Your furnace hasn’t been used in six months, but soon it will be running around-the-clock to keep your home warm and cozy. This sudden increased workload can lead to several problems, including complete breakdowns. A good way to prevent this is by having your heating system professionally tuned up before the cold season arrives.

Air Treatment Company offers professional heating system tune-ups to homeowners across Fairfax County, Virginia. Our trained technicians will get your furnace ready for the heating season, and inspect it for signs of potential failure. Visit our website to learn more, or give us a call at (703) 270-0881.

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