Fall Home Maintenance Tips
Summer has passed and Fall is around the corner. Yes – unfortunately (for some) that time of year has come. When the air gets a little colder, the blankets get a little cozier, and the crockpot makes most of your Sunday Dinners. While most of us are sipping down Pumpkin Spiced Lattes and throwing on our boots, others are thinking more about how to get their homes ready for the upcoming winter. If you’re a homeowner, you’re going to want to get your mind in the right place by thinking of how to gear up your home for the chilly season ahead.
Here is a list of some items you should be taking care of during Fall to help your home get through our frigid Minnesota Winters:
– Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts
– Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors
– Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.
– Repair driveways, sidewalks, and steps
– Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems
– Clean or replace your dirty furnace filters
– Have your furnace checked out by a professional to make sure it’s ready for the winter
– If you have a fireplace, think about calling the chimney sweep!
– Clean the plates or pads of your humidifier
– Test smoke alarms and CO detectors
– Get out your rake and garbage bags – because there are a lot of leaves falling in your yard
– General Cleaning: now is the time to deep clean every room. Get rid of old newspapers and magazines, leftover household chemicals, clear spaces around heaters, furnaces, and other heat producing appliances.
So get out your Fall jackets, boots, and gloves because we’ve all got some work to do! Hopefully before you start your laundry list of Fall chores, enjoy this beautiful weekend – because it may be our last of the summer!
– Iverson Homes Team –
Client Services Coordinator