With each season of the year, new concerns pop up that need to be addressed by homeowners. As Fall steadily approaches, it is time for owners to be thinking about their home maintenance projects for Autumn. It is important to keep in mind what weather and threats Fall will bring as well as what you need to do to prepare your home for Winter.
Fall brings colder weather, leaves falling off trees, and for some regions, snow. To prepare your home for Fall and Winter, it is best to start outside. Clearing your yard from leaves is important to keep your lawn looking beautiful and clean. However, your gutters remain outside, so do not neglect them. It is unsafe and unsightly for gutters to be clogged with leaves and other debris that trees release throughout Autumn.
The best way to clean your gutters is to hire a professional pressure washing service to clean them for you. They have the necessary equipment to safely reach your second or third story gutters. They also have the best equipment to complete the job perfectly so that your gutters are clean and sparkly by the end of the project. The technician will also ensure your downspouts are clear, free of debris, and shining alongside your gutters.
It’s also a good idea to remove garden hoses from their spigots and drain the water there so your pipes don’t freeze over. If you have outdoor furniture, consider asking your pressure washing team to give it a good wash before you store it away for the Winter time.
Your next move will be to wash the inside and outside of your windows. Spring and Summer brought a lot of pollen, dirt, and other debris that can make your windows look dingy and dull. Your pressure washing team can take care of washing the outside since they have the proper tools and knowledge to do the job without hurting your windows. Meanwhile, you can wash them from the inside. You will thank yourself for that later as the Fall and Winter months bring short days, and you’ll want every bit of sunlight available.
Next, get your fireplace inspected and cleaned so that you won’t have any problems snuggling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate while watching your favorite Halloween and Christmas movies. Lastly, double check that your heating system is working well, so that you don’t have any frustrations with it over the holiday season. All of this will prepare you and your home for a warm Fall and cozy Winter!