Winter can be Hard on Homes, and Fall is your last chance to get your Home in top shape to withstand any Harsh Winter Weather
One of the first tasks you should tackle in the fall is cutting your grass short, and fall fertilize. Also drain all fuel from your lawn mower and give it a good cleaning, before you store it away for the winter.
Before winter comes, get your plants in good shape to survive harsh weather by pruning them back and removing any dead branches or buds. Add mulch to garden beds so they’ll be ready for new growth in the spring. If you have cold-sensitive plants, you may want to winterize them by covering them with sheets of burlap.
Take the time to clean out gutter and downspouts when leaves are falling. If you let leaves pile up in your window wells, they can trap water, causing the wells to flood. Clean them out whenever needed in the fall, so water can drain properly during winter.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to spruce up the front of your home is to give the front door a fresh coat of paint. Here are some poplar Benjamin Moore colors.
Leaving your garden hoses attached during winter, water pools inside which will cause them to freeze and expand, which will cause cracks and leaks in the hose. You sould remove and drain all your hoses before putting them for the winter.
Any cracks in the foundation of your home could get moisture in the cracks and cause freezing during the winter months, which in turn may cause the cracks to widen.
From the ground, inspect your roofing for any damaged shingles. If it’s been a while since your last roof inspection, you may want to schedule one before winter comes.
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Before you start using it during the winter months, inspect and clean out your fireplace. Also, carefully inspect your chimney. You might also want to schedule a chimney cleaning.
Test all your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, pay attention to expiry dates on the devices. also it s a good time change their batteries.
When dirt builds up in dryer vents, it reduces the efficiency of your dryer — but even worse, it can be a fire hazard in the winter. Unhook your dryer from the vent and carefully clean it out.
Fall is a great time to focus on cleaning out the garage, in particular. You should remove things like paint that might freeze during the winter.
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