Fall Home Maintenance

Posted by Naomi Hansen on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 3:25pm


Fall Home Maintenance

Is the siren song of spiced beverages and rows of adorable gourds beckoning to you? Before you dive into all of those fun Fall traditions there are probably a few chores to knock out around the house. We want to share with you some Fall maintenance items to help you create a checklist and get the best from your home.

For some of you, the lawn is a pet to be cherished while others it is a wild beast to be battled. Regardless of how you feel about your lawn, at the end of the day it will need some TLC going into those winter months. Trimming the grass back until frost happens keeps the tall grass from shading out the roots. This, in turn promotes a healthy lawn come springtime. Raking up those beautiful leaves also ensures a good start to your lawn in the spring. 

While lawn work might seem like the obvious outdoor work there are a few more things to think about in preparing your home for the winter months. There is a whole host of tasks that are out of sight. Cleaning your gutters helps prevent damage during winter weather events. Chimney maintenance and having your dryer vent cleaned are excellent fire safety measures.  In the other direction, check for cracks around your foundation. Doing pipe maintenance or turning off outside pipes and insulating them can prevent the cold from doing damage under the house.

Once inside, it is tempting to snuggle down but there are still a few things that might require your attention. Test your C02 and Fire detectors make sure to replace their batteries. It is also a good idea to check into your insurance policy. Touch base with your agent and make sure you have those potential winter calamities covered.

After all of that is said and done, you will have earned that delicious fall beverage and have an excuse to kick up your feet and snuggle in for the winter.   

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