The pumpkins and holiday décor are already filling the store shelves. With the colorful Autumn days and crisp nights fast approaching, comes the opportunity to prepare your home for the
Prepare Your Home for Fall
The pumpkins and holiday décor are already filling the store shelves. With the colorful Autumn days and crisp nights fast approaching, comes the opportunity to prepare your home for the upcoming season. Choose from these quick 10 home maintenance tasks to get your home Fall-ready!
1. ADD WEATHER-STRIPPING TO YOUR GARAGE DOOR
Make sure the seal between your garage door and the ground is tight to prevent drafts and keep critters out.
2. CHECK YOUR WINDOWS FOR DRAFTS
Install weather-stripping or caulking around windows and doors to prevent drafts and to lower heating bills.
3. GET YOUR FURNACE / HVAC SERVICED BY A LICENSED CONTRACTOR
It is important to maintain your Furnace, so that it does not stop working in the middle of Winter.
4. CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS
So your heating system can run efficiently.
5. GET YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED BEFORE USING THE FIREPLACE
Make sure it is clean, safe and ready to go. Don’t forget to stock up on wood!
6. CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF YOUR CIELING FAN
(clockwise) to create an upward drift.
7. TEST YOUR SAFETY DEVICES
Check and change batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and check the expiration date on your Fire Extinguisher.
8. FEED YOUR LAWN
Fertilizing in early fall helps your lawn begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer.
9. CLEAN DRYER VENTS
Clean dryer vents and hoses which will help your machine work more efficiently and reduce the risk of fire.
10.MAKE ANY NEEDED EXTERIOR REPAIRS TO YOUR HOUSE
Look for signs of damage to your Roof, Siding and Foundation.
For a list of licensed contractors please contact our team at BlackStream | Christie’s.