The time is here to start dreaming about cooler weather, changing leaves, and of course, pumpkin decor! Fall is just around the corner, but even if you’ve brought your favorite seasonal wreath out of storage, there are a few more things you’ll want to check off of your Chetek WI homeowner to-do list to ensure your property is ready for the season ahead.
As your local real estate experts in Chetek WI, Six Lakes Realty has rounded up the best tips for preparing your home for fall:
Clean your gutters
There is no doubt that the fall season tends to bring all kinds of debris to our yards— from leaves to small branches galore! That is why it’s so important to clean out your gutters now, in order to make room for the rainfall ahead and allow for proper drainage instead of wreaking havoc on your Chetek WI home‘s siding or interior walls!
Store furniture and tools
It is not uncommon for the City of Lakes to see summer-like temperatures through the end of September, so keep an eye on the weather to determine the best time to put away your outdoor furniture and garden tools. Once you’ve determined their final use date for the year, consider investing in a cover to shield your outdoor table and chairs from the elements and storing garden tools in the garage or shed.
Did you know that even if you have minor cracks in your sidewalk or driveway, they can expand once water sets in and freezes? What may be a small crack now could be a much bigger one by the new year! Make sure you seal these cracks now to avoid water pooling and expanding.
The last thing you want when you need to reach for the heat is to learn that your HVAC system isn’t running properly because you didn’t have it serviced. Call to make an appointment now with your HVAC professional to get a pro opinion on your unit and make sure it’s ready to run overtime during the colder months ahead. Don’t delay— you might find yourself on a waiting list!
Seal windows and doors
Once you’ve done the step above and called your HVAC pro, the next thing you’ll want to do is seal the gaps around windows and doors to keep warm air in. You can feel for these gaps with just your hand, noticing any breeze, or look closely for signs of daylight or pesky household bugs that may be coming inside through such gaps.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806