Thursday, September 20, 2012

Maintenance Tips to Safeguard Your Home for Fall

As you know Fall in Western Washington can be quite wet, and it’s important whether you rent or own your home to take proper precautions to ensure your home is prepared for fall and winter conditions.

You can check the foundation for cracks in caulking around the exterior where pipes and wires enter the house, and especially around windows and door frames in older homes, to stifle heat from escaping through the cracks! Be sure get the problem taken care of as soon as possible, because even the slightest crack can cause water to get in and freeze, sometimes resulting in extensive mold damages. If you're renting, check with your landlord if the roof was checked recently for damages that could lead to leakage, and put away summer tools and lawn furniture. Clean your screen doors, and store for the winter, as winter conditions can damage these as well. For more information on how to best prepare your home in the fall, visit Zillow.


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