Top 12 Smart Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Home Fall Ready Dallas TX

With Thanksgiving, Halloween, and back to school season approaching– Is your home ready for fall?

Where, oh where, has the summer gone? With the kids heading back to school and the nights becoming shorter, our memories of soaking up the summer sun on holiday are fading to the background! Even though autumn has crept up on us, it doesn’t mean that our houses can fall into disarray in the aftermath of summer.

Check out top tips on how to get your home ready for the fall!

Exterior Maintenance 

  • Drain sprinkler systems so that the water does not freeze or bursts pipes.
  • Prune shrubs and trees.
  • Remove debris and leaves from gutters and downspouts to prevent ice damage.
  • Inspect the roof for damage or missing slats, repairing and replacing as needed.
  • Hire a professional to examine and clean the chimney.

Interior Maintenance

  • Tune up the boiler or furnace before turning it on.
  • Caulk doors and windows that are drafty.
  • Inspect your smoke detectors, test them monthly, and change the battery as needed.
  • Hire a professional to check your heating system. These systems will use fuel more efficiently, last longer, and have fewer problems if properly serviced.
  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan to create an upward draft that redistributes warm air from the ceiling.
  • Examine your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs. Make sure you don’t overload electrical outlets, fuse boxes, or extension cords.
  • Review your homeowners insurance coverage.

As the leaves start to change and fall, be sure to get your home ready and prepped for the season ahead. The weather can change quickly, so don’t get caught out in the cold! A bit of attention to your home and insurance policy now will save time and money down the road.

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