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Get your house ready for fall with these simple tips

Get your house ready for fall with these simple tips

Summer is coming to an end, and with it we say goodbye to beach towels, and hello to snuggly boots and pumpkin everything. Fall is coming, and preparing for the changing season is an important part of fall. Here are a few things you can do now to get ready for fall.

Clean your gutters

Fall doesn't just mean beautiful red leaves and crisp cold air. It also means plenty of wet weather. Your gutters protect your house from damage by giving rain run off from your roof a place to appropriately drain. It can't do that if it is clogged.

Cleaning your gutters out not only gives you a chance to protect your home from water exposure, it can also give you a chance to check the roof to make sure it is also ready for wet weather. If you notice a lot of shingle debris in the water, lose shingles, or cracking and curling shingles on the roof, you might also need to hire a roofer to make some repairs before that wet weather also brings leaks to your home.

Winterize your outdoor equipment

You might have been busting out the lawn mower every day during the summer, but in the fall and winter you probably will be getting out the rake and after that the snow blower. You can prepare for this by organizing your shed, draining gas from the summer lawn equipment, and prepping the gas for winter equipment such as snow blowers.

Prep your garden

Your garden also needs a bit of extra care during fall. Mulch your winter hardy plants to protect their roots, bring in delicate plants that are not frost hardy, and remove hoses on the exterior of the home so a sudden freeze won't cause your pipes to burst.

These quick home maintenance tips may fill up a weekend or two, but they'll make your home safe and secure for fall.

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