Jerry's Guide: Prepare for Fall
Remember those peaceful long summer days with nothing to do? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's lots to do before winter hits! It's easy to procrastinate (or ignore altogether) all the things your home needs from you before the seasons change. I've got you covered. Take care of these 3 things over the next few weeks and you'll be all set to hibernate all winter in your cozy home.
Get your heating system serviced before you turn it on for the first time each year. An annual cleaning and inspection by a licensed heating technician will reduce wear and tear, help eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide exposure and catch any problems early to avoid having your furnace conk out on the coldest day of the year.
Caulk Windows & Doorframes
Keeping your caulking around windows and doorframes in good shape protects against moisture, drafts and heat leakage. Even worse, cracks can allow water to get in and potentially mold buildup. If you are comfortable, go buy caulking from your hardware store and give a try yourself. If you'd rather leave it to the pros, book a Jiffy handyman to get this taken care of today!
Don't Forget Your Lawn
It's easy to forget about your lawn now that the temperature has started to drop and you know it's only a matter of time before it's covered in snow anyways. As the temperature starts to get cooler, now is a great time to feed grass roots. A high-phosphorus mix is best in the fall to make sure your lawn greens up first in the spring! While you've got your green thumb out, it's a great time to trim shrubs and trees. Don't forget to get rid of the leaves once they've fallen to make sure they don't damage your grass over the winter. Take care of this yourself or have a lawn maintenance team come by and help.
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