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5 Tips to Prepare your Home for Fall Weather

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

Fall is our favorite season at SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights and now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to talk about some recommendations on how to get your home ready for fall. 

  1. Clean your gutters- This is super important. When your gutters become clogged, they can cause damage in many different places in your home, like your foundation, your basement and your walls/ceiling. If this situation is rectified before winter, it can cause ice dams on the roof which can lead to more water damage. Check out our blog on ice dams here.
  2. Check for any drafts in your home- Weatherstripping your windows and doors can help prevent heat loss. Heat loss through windows is responsible for 25-30% of heating energy use. 
  3. Change your filters- If your air filter is dirty, it’s harder for your blower fan in your HVAC system to push air, while also spreading dust, pollen and other small particles. 
  4. Bring any outdoor furniture inside- In order to keep any outdoor furniture in its best condition, it's important to store it inside or under a tarp.
  5. Clean your fireplace/chimney- Your fireplace and chimney should be cleaned and inspected every 50 burns to prevent chimney fires. 

These are a few of our favorite tips for getting your home ready for fall. What other recommendations do you have when it comes to preparing for fall?

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