The cooler days of autumn are approaching. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. Now is the perfect time to think about getting your home and yard ready for the seasonal changes ahead.
Whether you have decided to spend the winter at home or are going on an extended vacation, here are a few important items to consider to get your house ready for the coming colder months.
- Gutters Cleaning – Clogged gutters can overflow and damage your home. The purpose of gutters is to guide water from your roof to the ground while keeping it away from your house. The problem is that water is never the only thing that ends up in your gutter. Leaves, debris, and shingle grit can find their way in there and when they get stuck your gutters can clog causing damage to your home.
- Outdoor hose bibs and faucets – It is important to drain outdoor faucets and sprinkler systems and cover them to protect them from the freezing weather to come.
- Clean outdoor furniture and gardening tools – you might not be ready to put away your outdoor items but let us get a head start to clean your outdoor furniture and gardening tools, so they are ready for storage over the winter.
- Annual Maintenance – Be sure to schedule the following home maintenance;
- Check your home’s heating and air conditioning system.
- Clean your chimney
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace all batteries.
- If you have a generator having it serviced 2x a year is highly recommended