Fall Home Maintenance Checklist & Tips | Prep Your Home For Fall

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist & Tips | Prep Your Home For Fall What are the most important fall home maintenance tasks to complete? Home maintenance is important no matter what time of year it is. However, there are certain tasks that you really should complete in the fall, especially if you’re listing your house for sale in the Okanagan. Deferring cleaning & maintenance is one of the top reasons buyers are scared away from a home, so it’s important you don’t neglect these tasks! Reduce these issues to avoid and hiccups during the home inspection process and set yourself up for a quick sale! The following are 10 of the most important tips for preparing your home for the fall. #1 Care for your Trees, Bushes & Shrubs The scorching heat of our Okanagan summer can leave your yard parched. If you’ve kept up with regular watering over the past few months it’s still very likely that your bushes are still lacking water. Apply fresh mulch to the underside of shrubs & bushes to trap in that much needed moisture. Set your trees, bushes & shrubs up for the winter by properly pruning & trimming them. This will help promote blooming in the spring & you’ll thank yourself for winterizing your yard now. Plant new bushes or trees. Since there’s less chance for extreme weather changes in the fall this will give them ample time to settle before the winter arrives. #2 Rake your Leaves Raking your leaves seems like a no-brainer. Even more so if your Realtor is showing your house to potential buyers. Give these buyers a...

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Helpful Tips for Cleaning your Gutters Wear a shirt with long sleeves. Wear rubber gloves. Have a good extendable ladder available. Standoff stabilizers (ladder “horns”) are ideal to keep the ladder from damaging the gutter. Use a small plastic scoop to remove gunk. Buy a gutter scoop from the hardware store ($25) or try a child’s sand shovel. Spare your lawn by dumping the stuff onto a plastic tarp. After you’ve cleared the muck, flush the gutters and downspouts with a garden hose — also a great way to spot any leaks. For additional information click on the link below:...