We know, we know… we don’t want to let go of summer yet either! As we transitions from hot summer days to cooler fall evenings, there are some things you can do to prepare your home! We have listed our top 5, and hope you find it helpful!

1. Clean, or possibly replace, your gutters.
You’re used to your gutters working properly — and draining thousands of gallons of water from your roof yearly — that you forget they could use a little attention. If they’re clogged, you can end up with a flooded interior and damaged exterior. So clean them, and if necessary, replace them.

2. Fix any cracks in your driveway.
This may seem tedious and is one of those things you think it will all be fine… but, it could very easily not be fine. When water gets into cracks it freezes, expands, and can make the crack even bigger. Enough small cracks can turn into big cracks, and eventually the concrete can crumble. Use concrete crack sealer, fill it up and be done with it!

3. Fertilize your lawn.
If you want to keep your lawn looking great in the spring and summer, you need to prep it for the fall and winter. Roots are still active when the grass isn’t growing, so applying fertilizer will prevent winter damage. Doing this will also help your lawn turn green faster in the spring, which is crucial, because we all want that great lawn come spring time!

4. Test Winter Equipment.
It’s always super frustrating when it is the dead of winter and your snow blower isn’t working and you’re stuck inside and can’t get your car out to buy a new one. Seriously, just check it all now and make your life easier later.

5. Change your batteries.
Once a year you should be checking to make sure all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices are working.

While we know none of these are super glamorous, they are still important! Happy end of summer to everyone and let us know how WE can help improve your home!

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