7 Things for Fall Prep

By Morgan Saylor
Preparing for fall might be a mystery to some new homeowners, but that's okay. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for fall and the winter that will inevitably follow!
  • Rake leaves and dispose of your yard debris. It’s also a good idea to make sure leaves don’t pile up on your wooden deck, to prevent wood rot.
  • Believe it or not, fall is the best time to fertilize and re-seed your lawn, and aerate high-traffic areas. So if your dog or kids have worn a path, now’s the time to remedy that!
  • If you have a chimney, have it cleaned and inspected before snuggling up to any warm, wood burning fires. And if things get out of hand, be sure you have a fire extinguisher handy and up to snuff.
  • Clear and clean out your gutters to avoid mold, water back-ups, or furry friend infestations.
  • Be sure your outdoor water spigots are insulated to prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Get a professional to check out your furnace and while you’re at it, test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for good measure.
  • On a related note: replace the return filters in your home’s forced air system.


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