Well, it’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again.
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
I decided to go ahead and repost this BLOG that I wrote a while back because it is that time of year again and we had done our end of the year maintenance to make sure everything goes smoothly this upcoming winter. Remember, you are less likely to have expensive repairs if you maintain and inspect the items listed below.
Well, it’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning colors, and the temperatures are starting to drop. It’s time to start thinking about what kind of fall maintenance needs to be done before winter weather arrives. With these cooler temperatures, it makes for the best time to take care of any outside maintenance that needs to be done before the really freezing weather arrives. For example, mowing the lawn for the last time this season. Your lawn should be approximately 2 to 2 ½ inches by wintertime. This is considered to be the right height so that it will not be stressed during the chilly winter months. This height will also ensure that your lawn will not be affected by snow mold. Snow mold is a type of fungus or turf disease that can damage or kill grass after the snow melts. It is also a known allergen that can trigger allergies and asthma. Along with mowing the lawn, it is important to make sure that you clean out your gutters once all of the leaves around your property have fallen. Leaving these leaves and other debris within the gutters can cause them to become clogged which can lead to leaky roofs or water damage to the exterior or interior of your property. Since the weather is nice, now is a good time to make a list of all the things that need to be done and get prepared for winter. Below are some things that you may want to add to your list.
- Aerate the soil.
- Fertilize the lawn.
- Check for foundation cracks.
- Inspect exterior walls for peeling paint.
- Inspect the roof for loose shingles.
- Inspect driveways for cracks.
- Install storm windows.
- Disconnect hoses from outdoor water valves to prevent freezing pipes.
- Clean basement window wells
- Winterize sprinkler systems.
If you need help finding a licensed maintenance company to maintain your property, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which company meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.