How to prepare your home for Fall

How to prepare your home for Fall

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR FALL

INSIDE THE HOUSE

  • Check the fireplace for damage and build-up, have the chimney cleaned
  • Make sure you have enough firewood for the season
  • Service HVAC
  • Check smoke and CO2 alarms, replace batteries if needed
  • Inspect Fire Extinguisher and make sure it is current and full
  • Reverse your ceiling fans so they circulate the warm air
  • Change your air filters
  • Seal drafts around windows and doors

OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

  • Clear out gutters and downspouts
  • Check weather stripping around doors and windows and replace if needed
  • Check the roof and repair any shingles that are loose
  • Remove tree limbs that may be hanging over the house
  • Disconnect hoses and store them away
  • Drain and turn the sprinkler system off
  • Repair paint that is peeling to avoid further damage thru the winter
  • Cover A/C unit and/or remove units from windows
  • Repair or replace any cracks in the driveway or on sidewalks
  • Winterize summer tools and store away for the season
  • Inspect winter tools and make them accessible

 

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Tammy Ringer

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