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Get Your Home Ready for FallWith the kids back in school and the sun rising later, it’s time to think about preparing your home for fall. Here are 7 ways to prepare your home for Fall.

FERTILIZE YOUR LAWN: Experts say fertilizing your lawn in fall will protect it over the winter and help it green up faster come springtime. Dosing your lawn with fertilizer in autumn will trigger renewed growth of both blades and roots, so your lawn will be thick and healthy again before winter’s colder temperatures set in.

SERVICE YOUR AC: Your AC has been working hard all summer long, and now it’s time to give it a rest. Before you tuck it away for the winter, be sure to clean the coils first. Once clean and dry, cover the AC unit to keep debris and ice from damaging your system and be sure to change the filter.

CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS: Do not skip cleaning your gutters. Clogged gutters channel water down the side of your home where it can eventually damage the foundation and destroyed our landscaping.

DRAIN AND STORE LAWN EQUIPMENT: Over time, unused gas goes through chemical changes which lead to gum and other harmful deposits that can destroy your engine. So once you given your lawn it’s final trim for the season, you should drain the tanks of your lawn mower, leaf blower, and weed eater. Fall is also a good time to get your lawn mower blades sharpened so they’ll be ready for next Spring.

TURN OFF AND DRAIN OUTDOOR FAUCETS: Disconnect your outdoor hoses, turn off the outdoor water supply, and then open faucets and run your sprinkler system to drain them of water. It’s that easy.

INSPECT & CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY: Even gas fireplaces need their chimneys cleaned and inspected to ensure there are no bird or squirrel nests blocking the flue, and that the chimney pipe is free of cracks that can allow smoke to enter your home.

GET YOUR ICE MELT & SNOW BLOWER READY: The first anticipated snow leads people to empty the shelves of ice melt, windshield scrapers, snow shovels. Even though we know it’s going to happen every year, it’s as if people don’t think about snow at all until the weather forecast mentions it. By then, it’s often too late to find snow gear until the stores replenish their supplies. That’s why it’s smart to stock up on such things in the fall when they’re plentiful and lower-priced.

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