Fall Home Maintenance Tips

  • Continue to mow your lawn until the first frost. Remove the leaves when your grass has stopped growing.
  • Those falling leaves will eventually clog your gutters and downspouts. Not cleaning your gutters can damage your home’s foundation. Schedule gutter cleaning with a professional before winter arrives.
  • Clean your outdoor furniture, and refinish it if necessary, to prevent rust and damage from freezing. If you store your outdoor furniture inside for the winter (which is recommended, if at all possible) allow for some airflow. Encasing the furniture tightly in plastic could lead to moisture damage.
  • Schedule any indoor painting you need done. The weather is usually ideal for leaving windows open for ventilation.
  • Check insulation in your attic, basement and other areas for any dirty spots, which often indicate air leaks into or out of your home.
  • You can save 10 percent or more on your energy bill by reducing air leaks in your home, so take a look around for drafts around doors and windows.┬áRemember, cracks around windows or in drywall may be the sign of a failing foundation!!!

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