Preparing your home for fall

Having experienced the first few rainy days of the season, we have home preparation on our minds. In order to avoid winter damage, homeowners should prepare for the upcoming wet weather. Here are some tips.

  1. Clean the gutters. This is one of the most common maintenance items that homeowners in our area forget to do.

  2. Visually inspect your roof and repair any damage or tile slippage.

  3. Check water drainage to make sure downspouts are free of debris and direct water away from foundations, walkways, and driveways.

  4. Inspect trees. Check for damaged limbs that may break or that are too close to the roof.

  5. Store your outdoor cushions and cover outdoor furniture.

  6. Service your HVAC. Don’t forget to change the air filters!

  7. Inspect and clean your fireplace and chimney.

  8. Fertilize your lawn.

  9. Get ready to change your sprinkler settings.

  10. Clear out a closet near the entry of your home to use for you and your guest’s coats and umbrellas.

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