Get a Jumpstart on Fall Home Maintenance

Although summer's not quite over, it's still a good time to get a jump on fall home maintenance. As there are many things that need owners' attention, Labor Day weekend is perfect for taking a little bit of time and knocking some of these tasks out of the way. Take care of these chores now to avoid fighting over coveted appointment times as cooler temperatures approach and worrying if everything is taken care of, so when autumn arrives you can embrace it!

Outside the home, owners need to do a variety of things. Get trees trimmed now before Nor'easter season hits while trees still have plenty of foliage, so that it's easy to tell which areas need thinning. Check gutters to make sure they are in good shape before leaves begin falling. Begin tidying up the garage to make ample room for storing summer yard items. Mulch flowerbeds, aerate the yard and reseed the lawn if necessary.

Inside the home, there a few things that need attention as well. Schedule an HVAC service appointment now to ensure your heating units will produce plenty of warmth this winter. Begin stockpiling firewood and have the chimney professionally cleaned. Inspect doors and windows to see if they are properly sealed; caulk as needed. Replace batteries in smoke detectors and have air ducts cleaned as well.

Late summer is the ideal time to get ahead of things that need to be done around the house before autumn. Fall home maintenance doesn't have to painful; it can be done in a series of easy steps that any busy homeowner can complete before there's even a chill in the air.

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