Fall is the season of change and as the weather gets colder, the trees start changing color and we start spending more time inside, thus it is important to prepare your home for the change of seasons. Fall cleaning should always begin with a full house cleaning.so that your home is fresh and clean as you will be spending more time inside as the weather cools. Here are five house cleaning and maintenance tips to help you get ready for the fall and winter!
Windows: Fall is the perfect time to clean your windows! As debris and leafs fall from trees your windows will become more dirty over time. Window cleaning will also save you money on your heating expenses as the weather cools because clean windows let in more sunlight.
Gutters: Falling leafs and debris get trapped inside your gutters which can cause your gutters to overflow. When gutters overflow the water can cause your windows to become dirty and can even cause water damage and possible flooding. Protect your windows and home by cleaning your gutters.
Check Holes and Cracks: Areas around window fixtures, doorways and garages should be inspected for holes and cracks. Not only will cold air find its way into your home and increase draftiness, critters will take advantage of the openings to stay out of the cold.
Hoses: During the fall, night time temperatures can reach below freezing. It is important to drain the water out of hoses, sprinkler systems and drain systems. When water freezes it expands which can cause water lines to break and flood.
Patio Furniture: The Fall is best time to clean and store your patio furniture. Exposure to outdoors during winter can damage patio furniture and decrease its longevity. By cleaning and storing your outdoor patio furniture in the winter you will have clean usable furniture in the spring!