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Tips for Preparing Your Home For the Fall and Winter

A few tips as the seasons change and we get ready for cooler weather:

  • shut off exterior faucets and put away hoses
  • check outdoor lights and replace bulbs
  • check walkways, steps and railings for safety
  • test smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers – check expiry dates, and replace batteries as needed
  • walk around the property, check for signs of damage to the roof, siding and foundation and organize repairs
  • clean gutters and downspouts
  • check exhaust vents, dryer vent, ensure they are clean
  • have your gas appliances serviced, i.e. furnace, fireplace, stoves
  • for wood fueled appliances schedule a chimney cleaning before using
  • stock up on winter supplies, i.e. snow shovels, service snow blowers, ice melt