Fall Home Prep

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Keep your home in check this fall as temperatures drop and fallen leaves scatter the ground. We have a few simple tips for preparing your home for the fall season while enjoying all the wonder that comes with it!

1. Keep the gutters clean

Fall colors are a favorite for many people. However, with the colors comes the falling leaves that can clog gutters around the house. Be sure to do a gutter sweep at least twice during falling-leaf season to ensure proper gutter function when it rains.

2. Get creative with the leaves

Put those pesky fallen leaves to good use! Halloween leaf bags are now available in such retailers as Michaels and Walmart. Fill a few bags for some easy Hallow’s Eve yard decor that are easily disposed of afterwards.

3. Prepare your fall foyer

Never leave the house unprepared. With the beauty of fall comes rainy days and chilly weather. Keep heavier jackets, sweaters, and umbrellas by the door to grab on your way out. Even if you never need them, you’ll always be prepared!

4. Make sure the chimney is clean and safe

Cozy evenings by the fire are a must when fall rolls around. Be sure your fireplace chimney is operating properly before you light the match. Google local chimney sweeps who can inspect your fireplace for safe usage this fall.

5. Inspect the roof

Keep the rain outside this fall and winter. Inspect the roof for cracks and holes and be sure to patch them up while the weather is still decent. Any professional roofing company can perform a routine inspection at low cost.

Did we miss anything? Share with us any other fall/winter prep ideas you practice yearly on your home on social media with the hashtag #WhitneyRanchCA!


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