We are only a few short days away from that magical time of year when the leaves turn color and everything taste like pumpkin. Fall season is upon us and that means it’s time to get your home ready. Transitioning from spring to summer is not that big of a deal but as the weather turns colder you definitely want to prepare for the worst. Here is what you need to do to get your home ready for fall:
Clean Out Your Rain Gutters
Your rain gutters are your home’s first line of defense when it comes to keeping water out. The goal is to get the runoff from the roof to flow to the gutters and then be poured away from the house. If those got is a clogged, then water will build up and could seep in through your roof. Cleaning out your rain gutters actually allows you to do another important thing on your fall prep list: check the roof. You’ll be able to see for the top of the ladder whether or not there any shingles that have been torn off or patching that needs to be done.
Service Your Furnace
How often were you running the AC this past summer? That number might correspond with the amount of time that you run your heater in the fall and winter. It’s a good idea to get your furnace checked out at least once a year. Before you turn your furnace on is the best time. You certainly don’t want to have a breaking down when the snow starts falling.
Store the Lawnmower
When you are done with the lawnmower for the season, you should make sure it is empty of gas before putting it in the garage or backyard shed. Even if it is electric, you should still clean the blades and have them sharpen for next spring. It’s a good idea to rub some oil on those blades and any other gardening tools you’re keeping in storage to prevent rust.
Clear Out the Clutter
Getting your home ready for fall also means finally getting rid of all the unwanted clutter. You might have been putting off the junk clearing job all summer long but now it is easy to take care of what you hire Junk King Albany. One call to these junk hauling experts will have all your rubbish and junk removed from closets, basement and garage. You are going to like your home a lot more once Junk King Albany has hauled away all the clutter.