Cozy chair with fall decor

Prepping Your Home for Fall

1. Deep Clean the House
We all know about Spring cleaning, but Fall is also an ideal time to deep clean your home! Wipe down baseboards that have accumulated dirt from summer activities, and dust commonly forgotten things like lampshades, fans, and shelves. Give the outside of your home a little love too, with a thorough rinse. 

2. Clean the Gutters!
Leaves and twigs that collect in your gutters will cause water to flow incorrectly. Other preventative measures include installing a piece of hardboard at the bottom of the downpipe to avoid gutter clogs and costly maintenance of debris buildup. 

3. Clean the Fireplace
If you plan on lighting some cozy fires this fall and winter, definitely make sure to clean the fireplace. Soot buildup causes dangerous problems such as chimney fires, flue deterioration, and chimney blockages that prevent toxic fumes from exiting the chimney, and, in turn, back into your home. To clean the fireplace, lay down newspaper to protect the area, remove loose ashes and dust, use a wire brush to clean soot from the brick, and finish by wiping away the remaining soot with a mixture of warm water and baking soda using a sponge.

4.Check Furnace & Water heaters
Arrange to have your water heater and furnace serviced to ensure the central heating system works safely and efficiently. It is essential to do this before winter is upon us. It’s always a good idea to schedule annual check-ups to protect against unexpected emergencies and reduce energy waste.

5. Set the Atmosphere
There’s nothing more comforting than a candle glimmering next to you while spending a night in. Enhance the ambiance of your home with autumn-scented candles. Scents like cedarwood, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie are perfect choices to infuse your space with a warm and inviting fall vibe. 

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