Uncategorized October 31, 2019

5 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Fall

1.  Furnace   It’s a good time to make sure everything will run smoothly this fall when the temperatures drop. Get your furnace inspected and make sure to change the filters regularly. This will help keep energy costs down.
2.  Chimney & Fireplace   If you have a wood fireplace and use it often, have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. Let us know if you need a referral for one of our vendor partners.
3.  Roof & Gutters  You should be able to do at least a visual inspection of the roof from the ground. Grab some binoculars to get a closer look or if you’re able and can do so safely, climb on up for a better view. Look for missing, damaged, or loose shingles. Hire a service to clean your gutters or if you can, do it yourself. Remove leaves, nests, and debris. 
4.  Trees   Check for damaged limbs that may break or trees that are too close to power lines or the roof. Call an arborist for professional help. 
5.  Seasonal Furniture   Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture. Remove and clean cushions. Wash and dry furniture and store in a dry place over winter.