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Fall is the New Spring

Category: News

We’ve managed to survive the summer’s heat.  Cooler temperatures are approaching and last year, 49 of the 50 states saw snow!  It’s time to take advantage of the nice weather and prep your house for more time indoors.  In addition to your normal cleaning regiment, here are a few important to-do’s that can sometimes be forgotten for fall’s ‘spring clean’:

  • Clean outdoor furniture before storing these items for winter
  • Ensure that your doors, garage doors and windows shut tightly
  • Caulk areas surrounding windows and doors
  • Clear gutters and downspouts
  • Drain garden hoses and sprinkler systems (important for areas with freezing temps)
  • Have chimneys and flues both inspected and cleaned
  • Schedule fall furnace inspection (stock up on winter’s supply of furnace filters)
  • Check dryer exhaust tube and vent for built-up lint, debris or birds’ nests.  Ensure exterior vent door closes tightly when not in use.
  • Drain sediment from hot water heaters
  • Wash light diffusing bowls from light fixtures
  • Pull fridge from wall and vacuum condenser coils
  • Vacuum all drapes and window treatments