Now that it’s September, it’s time to start getting your home ready for the fall season ahead. Say goodbye to summer by putting away garden tools, patio furniture and cleaning the gutters to make way for the falling leaves.
As your local real estate experts in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Northern Virginia, The Estridge Group has listed five home improvement tasks to complete around your home this month:
Clean up siding
During the summer months, the siding on your home can easily become mildewed and damaged. Check for cracks in the siding that may need repaired and take the time to pressure wash away any dirt and grime that may have accumulated over the last few months. You will want to have any issues fixed before the cold arrives!
Check windows and doors
The seals around windows and doors become increasingly important during the fall and winter as they can let warm air escape and cold air enter. Check these seals in your Metro DC home and if you spot a place where air can escape, you can apply a new bead of caulk or weatherstripping depending on its location.
Clean the chimney
If you have a fireplace in your Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia home, now is the time to have it swept for use in the fall and winter. The build up of soot can make you more prone to a chimney fire, so it’s best to let the pros tackle this job.
Have HVAC inspected
When you go to reach for the thermostat this fall, you will want to know everything is in working order. Call your local technician to have your HVAC system inspected now and take care to change out your furnace filter. There is often a long waiting list to have systems inspected when the weather turns cold, so avoid this obstacle and cross it off your list now!
Clean and store yard equipment
It’s time to put away the gardening tools, patio furniture, garden hose, and the like. While you may use them a few more times in the coming weeks, you can at least clean them now to ensure they will not rust or become damaged once in storage. Clear a space in the garage or shed to store all of your yard equipment and outdoor furniture and once you’ve decided to call it for the season, you’ll know exactly where they go!
Ready to make a move this fall? Contact The Estridge Group today for more information about selling your home and finding your next dream property in the DC Metro!
We look forward to hearing from you!