Exterior Fall Home Prep
Clean And Inspect Gutters To Prevent Damage
Before those autumn leaves clog in your gutters, grab your ladder, clean gutters, and downspout with a leaf blower or a trusty ole witches broom. Make it a family activity and inspect them for any damage to prevent potential water damage.
Check For Drafts In Window And Doors
Inspect windows and doors for drafts that can let in the cold air. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal gaps, ensuring your home remains warm, energy-efficient, and ghost-free.
Clean The Fireplace And Chimney
Before brewing your first enchanting concoction over a cozy fire. It is essential to ensure that the fireplace and chimney are professionally cleaned and inspected for safe and efficient use.
This will ensure a safe experience while preparing your witch’s cauldron and keep you warm throughout the chilling season. So, make sure to clean the fireplace and chimney beforehand.
Rake Leaves To Prevent Lawn Damage
Raking leaves can be a chore, but it’s essential to prevent damage to your lawn and to avoid creating hiding spots for mischievous Halloween spirits. Consider composting the leaves or using them as mulch in your garden in the cooler weather.
Check Outdoor Lighting To Provide Safety
As the days get shorter, ensure your outdoor lighting is working to provide safety and security around your property, especially from the ghoulish creatures of the night that roam during the Halloween season.
Winterize Your Gas Grill
Clean and store your gas grill properly to prevent rust and damage during freezing temperatures in winter. Cover it securely and keep the propane tank in a safe, cool location.
Turn Off Exterior Faucets To Protect From Cold Weather Damage
Prevent frozen pipes by turning off and draining exterior faucets and disconnecting hoses. This will protect your plumbing from cold weather damage.
See About Soft Washing Your Siding
To safeguard your house from the harmful effects of dirt, mold, moss, algae, and other growths, it’s crucial to clean its exterior siding. High-pressure blasting can be risky, but McKown’s low-pressure heated washing is the safest and most efficient way to clean your home.
Soft washing is fast and effective, so getting a quote from a professional power washing company for the best safety and effectiveness is advisable. This way, you can keep your home’s exterior looking SPOOKtacular without worries.
Refresh Exterior Paint Before Winter
Fall provides numerous warm days suitable for exterior paint touch-ups, extending the life of your siding and trim. Applying a fresh coat of paint or sealer to surfaces vulnerable to snow, such as porch stairs and wood floors, is a wise move.
To ensure the best results, contact a local painting company, like McKown Pressure Washing And Painting, especially when the temperature drops below 45° to 50°F. McKown’s residential painting services can handle a variety of projects, whether it be traditional southern homes with intricate trim or modern homes with trendy designs.
Cozy Up for Fall: The Complete Interior Maintenance Guide
Turn Ceiling Fans Downwards During Colder Months
Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans clockwise to circulate warm air downwards during the colder months, which can help you save on heating costs.
Extend The Life Of A Mattress By Flipping It
No coffins are to be found here! Instead, extend the life of your mattress and provide even wear by flipping it. This simple step can improve your sleep quality and comfort, ensuring your nightly slumber remains as restful as a vampire’s eternal rest.
Summon The Humidifier’s Magic
Remember to keep the humidifier’s magic alive in your home by checking it this fall as the autumn chill weaves its enchantment. Humidifiers are like mystical guardians, preserving indoor comfort during the drier months, warding off the curses of dry skin and sore throats, and protecting wooden furniture and floors.
Please take a moment to inspect your humidifier for any signs of wear or mineral buildup, ensuring it’s in good working condition. Clean the water tank and replace filters if needed to keep the air in your home comfortably moist, making your fall season more bewitching and healthier for you and your coven.
All kidding aside, fall is a season of change and preparation, both for the colder months ahead and for guarding against supernatural forces during the Halloween season.
Following this comprehensive Home Maintenance Checklist, you can enjoy a cozy and secure autumn while knowing your home is protected from the dirty monsters and other spooky visitors that may lurk in your trees and shrubs.
So, grab your tools, enlist professional help where needed, and prepare your home for the upcoming season, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of fall and the thrills of Halloween to the fullest.
To learn more about our soft washing service for your siding or refreshing your exterior paint before of winter, please feel free to contact us during our office hours from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, excluding major holidays at (757) 631-2127
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