Get Your Home Ready For The Fall

  1. That Hose: Remove all your hoses from the outdoor faucets. When hoses are attached it may cause water to back up into the faucets and pipes. If temperates become freezing that water can expand and cost you a lot of money in repairs. Don’t forget!
  2. Grab Your Sealer: Time to check your home out for any cracks. Look for cracks around your windows, door frames, trim and siding and places where wires or pipes enter you home. Time to seal out moisture and seal in energy.
  3. Gutters, Gutters, Gutters: Once the leaves have fallen, it’s time to clean those pesky gutters. Make sure you don’t find any sag to your gutters, if you do there may be water trapped inside. Fix it by tightening downspout brackets or gutter hangers or purchasing new gutters and downspouts.
  4. Find Your Furnace: It will need a good looking over before the temperatures drop. Call a professional. Last thing you want to happen in freezing temperature is for the heat to go out-brrr. (P.S. Don’t forget to change the furnace filters every two months.)
  5. Happy Fireplace: This is something you should be sure you have, a happy fireplace. Grab your flashlight and look inside your fireplace flue for the damper. Does it open and close? If you see daylight when it is open then it is free from obstructions such as a birds nest or branches. It is a good idea to get a professional chimney sweep every other year.
  6. Hot Cocoa: Make sure you have plenty of it in stock!

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