Fall Maintenance Tips!

With the first “official” day of fall almost here, pumpkin lattes, apple cider, and candy corn seem to be popping up everywhere! But what does this mean for your home?

If you’re like most of us, you’re probably so excited about the leaves changing colors that you have probably forgotten that eventually you’re going to have a lot of raking to do! Yup – it’s that time of the year! Why not get ahead of the game and start preparing your home for fall?

Not sure what to do? Check out this list of fall maintenance items to help you get started!

Clean out & Inspect your gutters – Help prevent winter water damage by making sure these are clear!

Clean & Inspect Gutters

Clean & Inspect Gutters

Drain Outdoor Faucets – Help to prevent your pipes from freezing and potentially cracking in the winter.

Drain Faucets

Drain Faucets

Clean Fireplace and Chimney – If you’re someone who loves to have fires in the winter, you’ll want to make sure the fireplace / chimney are clear! If not you risk the chance of smoke coming into your home instead of up (and out) the chimney!

Clean your Chimney

Clean your Chimney

Inspect your Furnace – You would hate to learn that something is wrong with your furnace on the first cold day of the year, wouldn’t you?

Inspect Furnace

Inspect Furnace

Apply a Fall Fertilizer– This helps your grass recover from the hot summer months and prepares it for next Spring!

Apply Fall Fertilizer

Apply Fall Fertilizer

Change the Direction of your Ceiling Fan This creates an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling.

Change Direction of your Ceiling Fan

Change Direction of your Ceiling Fan

Clean Yard Equipment – Prepare your yard equipment for storage. Don’t forget to also check on your winter items (snowblowers, shovels, etc) to make sure they’re running properly and are easily accessible!

Clean Yard Equipment

Clean Yard Equipment

Replace Smoke and Fire Alarm Batteries –  Help to keep your family safe year round!

Change Batteries

Change Batteries

Inspect Weather Stripping Around Doors  Proper weather stripping will keep cold air out and warm air in (saving you $$ on your energy bills!)

Inspect Weather Stripping

Inspect Weather Stripping

 

 

 

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