With fall here, there are many different things that you can do around your home. These projects will help your home look better and ensure that everything is in working condition for the upcoming winter months.
This time of year is perfect for landscaping. The first thing you should do is inspect your grass. Look for any brown spots that need to be treated. If you have not seeded your grass this year, now is the time to do so. You can also fertilize during this time. Also, take a look at your trees and shrubbery. If they need to be pruned, you want to do this now.
2. Pressure washing
You will want to pressure wash the exterior of your home as well as your decks and driveway. This will help eliminate any mold and mildew built up on the side of your house or your decks. After you get done pressure washing your deck, make sure that you seal it to ensure the wood’s longevity.
3. Outdoor Furniture and Equipment
Clean your outdoor furniture and equipment. After you wash them, cover them, and store them for use in the spring.
4. Cleaning your Gutters
During this time of year, you will want to make sure that your gutters are clear of any leaves and debris. If they fill up, this can cause damage to your roof.
5. Inspect your Roof
Take a look at your roof to ensure that it is not damaged in any way. This is especially true if you had summer hailstorms. If there is an issue with your roof, fix it immediately before the winter months.
6. Check Your Heating System
Check your heating system, and make sure that it is functioning correctly. If you have a fireplace, check the chimney to ensure that birds have not built a nest, and that is free from creosote.
7. Checking your Plumbing
Now is an excellent time to inspect your plumbing system to ensure that all of your drains are draining well. You also will want to make sure that all of your pipes are insulated against the cold.
8. Ensuring Adequate Insulation and Ventilation
Inspect the ventilation system of your home to make sure that it is in good functioning order. Also, take a look at your insulation to ensure that every room in your home is well insulated.
9. Pest Control
The fall months are a great time to treat the roof for any unwanted pests. Treating for pests now will help you to avoid pest-related problems in the spring.
10. Minor Repairs
If you have any minor repairs that need to be done, the fall months are a great time to do these. Make sure that you address the repairs before they become major repairs.
Taking the time to do these ten things will help you make sure that your house is in full functioning order for winter’s arrival.