In less than a month, September 22nd marks the first day of fall. With the date quickly approaching us, it is never too early to prepare your home for the busy season. Here is our quick and easy guide on preparing for the season to come:
Your furnace will make its yearly debut in the fall time; therefore, you need to have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional. During their inspection, they will look for leaks, swap out your filter, and examine your furnace’s heat performance.
Go around your house and check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Make sure that they are fully functioning and replace batteries wherever needed.
If you live in a colder climate, you may use your fireplace during the fall. Hire a professional inspector to come out and inspect your home’s fireplaces. It is essential to do a yearly inspection on your chimney and fireplace to avoid any potential danger.
Take some time and inspect your home’s exterior siding and roof. Take note of anything that looks mildly alarming and be sure to contact a professional if it needs further attention.
Last year’s leaves and debris may still be present in your home’s gutters. Take a weekend to clear all the debris from your gutters and inspect them for any potential leaks.
Your gardening season will be over; therefore, you can put away all of your garden hoses and turn off your home’s exterior faucets. Make sure you properly drain the hoses before returning them to storage.
Some homeowners like to bring their flowers indoors for the colder months. If you are one of these homeowners, take your pots inside for the season. If you do not keep your plants, clear out the pot and clean them before storing them for the season.
Sadly, the time has come for you to close off your pool for the season. If you are unsure about how to properly shut down your pool, you can hire a professional company to help close it for you.
If you have patio furniture that you do not keep out during the cold months, it would be a good time to put away your furniture. Before storing it, clean off all the pieces and make sure they are thoroughly dry before moving them indoors.
We hope you have a fantastic fall with lots of pumpkin-themed drinks, hayrides, and fall leaves.
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