With summer wrapping up, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the fall. These 10 simple tips will help you make quick fixes around the house to ensure your home is ready for the cooler season. Preparing both inside and outside will make your home feel clean and organized for the fall.
Inspect your roof
Check your roof for any damage that may have been caused by summer storms. Replace shingles to avoid leaking or further damage.
Wash all rugs and carpets
Give your home a clean feel by washing the carpeting and rugs.
Check your smoke detectors
Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test to make sure they work properly.
Clean out the refrigerator and freezer
Go through the refrigerator and freezer to get rid of any expired food. Also, clean the shelves and reorganize the food.
Check your home’s insulation
Inspect the insulation and replace any wet or damaged pieces.
Test your garage door
Ensure that your garage door opener reverses when it hits an obstruction or when its sensor beam is interrupted.
Clean out the dryer vent
Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct and space under the dryer. Remove all lint, dust and other debris.
Check electrical outlets
Check your electrical outlets for potential fire hazards such as frayed wires or loose-fitting plugs.
Inspect the walls
Touch up the paint on the walls in your home for a fresh, clean look. By touching up the paint occasionally you can avoid having to repaint entire walls at once.
Test your sump pump
To avoid flooding in your home, test your sump pump to make sure it is draining properly.
By following these simple tips, you will be well on your way to having your house ready for the fall!