Getting Your Home Prepped for Fall & Winter
Although most people dread the approaching fall & winter weather, it’s unavoidable so we should do all that we can to make them as enjoyable & safe as possible. This is a good time to do some work around the home & check out your property.
Once the majority of the leaves have fallen, take some time to safely clean out the gutters and check their overall condition and alignment with the downspouts. It is also a good idea to check the location of the downspouts to make sure that any water is being diverted away from your foundation.
Take a look at the trees and shrubs on your property to see if there’s any indication that they may be dying or if there are parts that aren’t in good condition. Remove anything that doesn’t appear to be healthy. This will help protect your dwelling and personal property as well as those of your neighbors.
Inspect your windows & foundations for any cracks or openings that may need caulked or repaired to prevent cold air from entering the home.
Call a reputable heating/cooling contractor to check your furnace and clean it prior to using it. If you have a new furnace installed, be sure to let your insurance agent know so they can update the information on your policy.
Check the condition of your snow shovels and your supply of rock salt or eco-friendly de-icer.
These are just a few things you can do to make the transition into fall and winter a more pleasant experience.
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