As the summer winds down and fall swoops in, it is the best time to take care of some home maintenance tasks. Before the kids head back to school and your schedule fills up, take advantage of the nice weather and check these 5 home care chores off your list. We promise, you’ll regret postponing them any further. Here are 5 tips to get your home fall-ready:
1. Get Your Gutters Cleaned
We always say that the best time of year to get your gutters cleaned is before the spring and fall seasons begin. Prepare your home against water damage by removing any dirt and debris causing blockages in your gutters. The intense rain fall and abundance of dying leaves in fall can cause your gutters to get clogged more quickly. Removing any residue from the spring and summer will give your gutters a fresh start and decrease the likelihood of them clogging during fall.
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2. Prep Your Furnace For Winter
Residential furnaces typically fail during the worst days of winter, when we need them the most. That’s why it is imperative that homeowners have their furnaces inspected in August before temperatures drop. When furnaces are turned on for the first time in months, they may not be operating as well as you remember. An annual tuneup and checkup will help you save money and stay warm!
3. Pressure Wash Your Stone
Because your summer is filled with barbecue bashes, family gatherings, and pool parties, your patio and deck will be subject to more wear and tear than usual. The end of August is a perfect time to get your stone pressure washed. Our pressure washers will remove grime, dirt, weeds, and discolouration in one simple step, making your home look like new again.
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4. Get Rid of Uninvited Insects and Rodents
Insects and rodents like termites, mice, and cockroaches will damage your property and can possibly be carrying diseases. An unfortunate truth is that these creatures will not die when the temperature drops as they’ve already inhabited your warm and cozy home. Look into pest control treatments now as they often require you to air out your home afterward (which is a lot more pleasant during the warm August weather).
5. Get Your Roof in Shape
Yes, summer sunshine is wonderful but it’s not as wonderful if you can see it through tiny holes in your roof. Repairing or replacing your roof now, before the cold and snowy winter season, will prevent any leaks, decrease the possibility of water damage, and reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew growth in your home’s near future.