Although you might not like to think about the fact that summer is winding down, it is time to turn your attention to prepping your home for the fall. You’ll know this is an issue the moment the leaves start falling. As you raking bag that first wave of fallen leaves, there are other things you need to add to your to do list in order to prep your home for fall. Here’s what you need to accomplish:
Get the Chimney Clean
If your home has a working fireplace, then it will certainly be put to use in the coming months. Before you bring in the first log, you want to make sure that chimney is clean out and structurally sound. This is a job that is best left to professional chimney sweeps. They’ll also look around the top of your chimney to make sure there isn’t anything obstructing that area.
Clean the Rain Gutters
Even though you will be raking up bags and bags of leaves, you won’t get all of that. A lot will land in your rain gutters. It’s time to break out the ladder and clear those gutters of leaves and other debris. Don’t be surprised if you find a nest left over from last spring. It’s not just the front of the house you have to worry about but also the back of the house. As you are up on the ladder and looking over the roof be sure to keep an eye out for any shingle damage. That is something you definitely want to repair before the heavy rain start up again.
Swap Air Filters
It’s a good idea to buy a year supply of air filters. Take the top off the box and mark each filter by a month. That way you’ll know exactly when you should be swapping out the filters. This is a good way to keep out dust from the rest of your house.
Fertilize the Lawn
You’ll reach a point in a few weeks where you’ll stop mowing the lawn. When that happens, it’s a good time to fertilize the grass. This is a cover of nutrients that will provide it with a nice blanket for the winter.
Get Rid Of Rubbish
As you doing all this prep work, you will probably come across a lot of things that you could toss out. All of this unwanted clutter might have been accumulating over the past several months or even years. Is that really the best use of that space in your closet or garage? Reach out to Junk King Cincinnati and set up a junk removal session. You could have all that clutter gone within 24 hours or even on the same day when you make that first phone call. All you have to do is decide exactly what you want gone and Junk King Cincinnati will take care the rest. How easy is that?