Fall is here! So here’s some Shop RTO Fall weather preparation, leaves a-fallin’ then get-ready for Winter tips for your home.
Make sure your windows and doors are sealed properly. That’s where the most energy and money is wasted so check. It can be as easy as waving your hand closely across all door and window borders checking for a draft. Do so when it is cooler so you can notice the difference of temperatures.
Check tree branches! Every Winter brings drastically colder temperatures and storms that are destined to remove branches that could fall on your home, fence, car, etc. Use the fall season to remove those dead or fragile branches overhanging in areas that could cause damage. AND, check the branches overhanging or near power lines.
Make sure gutters are clean because the leaves are about to clog them up even further. While you’re checking the gutters, view your roof closely. You don’t know what kind of debris could be up there and many times there are areas you can only see on a ladder.
Check leaky faucets now so when Winter comes and freezes an older or broken pipe, the frigid weather doesn’t magnify it’s damage and expense.
Clean out the fireplace and make sure all fireplace tools are there and that you have a fireplace screen that is sturdy. Also, get some firewood now as it will most likely be cheaper. It’s called supply and demand. When the first cold front hits, firewood will cost more than now.
Look at your water heater. Make sure it’s not rusty or falling apart. And check the furnace for any leaks. Find an AC/Heater company to come do an inspection.
Get ready to store or go ahead and store your outdoor furniture. If you live in the South, it’s going to be the time to use the outdoor furniture. If you live North, then it’s time to store. If you used rent to own to rent your Summer outdoor furniture, tell them to come and get ’em. That’s part of their deal.
Just another ShopRTO Lifestyle tip.
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