Prepping Your Home Before Fall Starts
The changing seasons can cause havoc on your home without you even realising it. Fall especially due to rain and the falling of leaves and branches. Preparing for the weather changing can save your home as well as save you some money in the long run.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom, there are fun parts of fall prep, such as scented candles, cosy nights, and many lights.
Clean Your Gutters
Cleaning your gutters should be an all year thing, however during autumn there are more falling leaves, heavy winds, and debris. This can clog up your gutters and cause interior flooding and damage your exterior. Keeping an eye on your gutters can save you from having to replace anything.
Check for Drafts
A lot of heat loss in the home happens due to drafts coming through the windows. Not only would your home take longer to heat up, your energy costs will also be higher. A good way of checking if you have a draft is to shut all doors and windows and place a piece of paper near them. If it blows away it means you have a draft there.
If you can bring your outdoor furniture inside that’s great, you need to protect it from the rain and storm like weather. Unless you’re willing to spend more money to replace the furniture. You can get waterproof coverings if you don’t have space for the furniture in your home. We can also rent out some storage space if you’re really out of options.
Fertilise Your Lawn
If you want your lawn looking great in the spring and summer, you need to protect it in the fall and winter. Applying fertiliser on the grass can prevent winter damage and even help your lawn turn green faster in the spring.
Drain Outdoor Faucets
Draining and disconnecting all garden hoses and faucets from outside spigots can prevent any water freezing – if you don’t do this it can result to pipes bursting.
As a homeowner you’ll want to protect your home from the elements, doing so should help your property to retain its value too.
We hope these tips will help you to prepare your home for all the things that come with the season.
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