Monday, September 9, 2019

Home Maintenance Checklist For Fall

Fall is the perfect time to take care of any big home projects you’ve been putting off. You don’t have to worry about sweating buckets from the summer heat and it’s not quite cold enough yet. With that in mind, we’ll go over everything you need to know to prepare your home for the cooler weather. 
1. Rake leaves
If you’re a homeowner with trees on your property, take this time set a schedule for raking the leaves on your lawn before they begin piling up.
2. Check your gutters
The fall leaves can make their way in there too. Get them cleaned and check for any other damages that may have happened since the last time you checked! 
3. Schedule HVAC maintenance
You don’t want to wait until that icy blizzard comes to find out your heater is broken in the dead of winter. Schedule an inspection by an HVAC expert near you.
4. Seal open gaps
With the chilly weather coming through, small critters may seek shelter in your home. To avoid these unwelcome guests, close and cover any holes around the house. 
5. Get your chimney cleaned and inspected
Now that it’s autumn, you’ll want to start firing up the fireplace. A clean and working system will ensure safety and a warm living space. Pro tip- add a chimney cap to stop rodents from crawling down the top.  
6. Take inventory and stock up on cold weather supplies
It’s a good idea to go through all your winter supplies including snow shovels and ice scrapers and make sure they’re in tiptop condition. Also, use this time to make sure that all emergency kits are up to date and haven’t expired. 
7. Make an appointment for attic cleaning
You’ve heard about spring cleaning - now it’s time to introduce you to fall cleaning. It’s not often you remember to get this space cleaned, but ignoring it can lead to poor indoor air quality and other home problems. If you’re in Long Island, contact us for professional attic and crawlspace cleaning.
Fall can often be summed up in one idea - leaves (or Pumpkin Spice Lattes for some of you out there). Most everyone can agree that fall foliage is a sight to be seen, but remember that once the leaves come down winter is coming. Tick these 7 items off your list and treat yourself to a warm apple cider. 
At GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration, we’re here to help you get your home prepared for the upcoming season. Contact us today: 631-940-8100.

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