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8/28/2020 (Permalink)

Fall Preparation Ventura, California FALL PREPARATION AROUND YOUR HOME


The leaves are changing; the air is getting crisper. Summer is slowly fading away.  Though is not quite over yet, now’s the time to start preparing for fall around your home. Here are our top tips for getting your home ready for fall!

  1. Clean the garage

We rarely sweep the garage and junk tends to accumulate here. Move the cars out and give the concrete a good scrub down and get any leaves and dirt out of there.

  1. Clean the gutters

Hire a service to clear your gutters or do it yourself. Remove leaves, nests, and debris from gutters and check for leaks.

  1. Caulk around windows, doors and other openings

Remove screens and install storm windows and doors if you use them. Check caulk and seals around all doors and windows. Caulking around windows and doors prevents cold air from getting in and your conditioned inside air from getting out.

  1. Turn Off and Drain Outdoor Faucets and Sprinklers

A burst pipe can become an expensive and messy problem. Outdoor hoses and pipes will burst if they’re full of water when the temperatures plunge below freezing. Now’s a good time to see if you have pipes that need wrapping or if the old wrapping is deteriorating.

  1. Get your Furnace/HVAC System Checked

Hire an HVAC professional to test for leaks, check heating efficiency, and change the filter. They can check carbon monoxide to ensure air safety. Stock up on extra air filters and change them every few months.

  1. Change your batteries

Replace the batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices and test to make sure they’re working properly.

  1. Repair and Maintain Your Roof

Check for cracks and wind damage in your shingles, be sure to take note of any missing or damaged shingles.

  1. Check the chimney and fireplace

If you have a wood fireplace and use it often, have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional.

Make sure that your home is prepared for the coming fall season. Preventative maintenance now will save money on expensive emergency repairs and wasted energy costs. For professional cleaning services, please call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.

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