Getting a Head Start on Home Preparation for Fall
Posted On: August 23, 2018
Just because it’s still summer, doesn’t mean too soon to start turning your attention to fall. Specifically, how you can prep your home to handle the changing seasons, and dropping temperature.
Firstly, let us recommend revisiting some oldies – but goodies – with our cold weather preparation blog posts from last year.
All set and all read? Let’s proceed.
Get Ahead of the Seasonal Shopping
The moment the seasons switch, the whole neighborhood is going to be out shopping for all the supplies to prepare for the cold. Do your shopping in batches while it’s still warm and you’ll be ahead of the curve as well as never waiting for a store to restock, or suffering a premium in seasonal price.
Stay On Top of the Yardwork
It may not seem like much now, but as soon as fall starts the yardwork will pile up – literally. If you can dedicate 15 minutes a day to it, you won’t have to spend an entire freezing weekend frantically trying to clear up leaves and cover your flowerbeds with tarps.
Turn Off the Pipes While It’s Warm
Trust us on this one, you don’t want to forget to shut off the exterior faucets of your home; dealing a with a burst pipe due to water freezing is a winter nightmare.
Clean Out Your Chimney
You can’t roast chestnuts over an open fire if both your fireplace, and your chimney, is all gunked up with the residue of the fires of years past. Give them both a good cleaning before there’s a need to light them up, and make sure the flue is operating properly: there’s nothing worse than turning your cozy living room into a smokehouse.