Prepare Your Home for Autumn

The transition from summer to autumn is a good time to prepare your Lafayette home for the change of seasons. Here are a few job ideas to get you started:

Declutter Your Gutters: Gutters that are cluttered with debris will obstruct the flow of water and cause water damage to your home. Fall’s a good time to have these structures thoroughly cleaned.

Seal Up Your Home: Avoid the entrance of cool drafts by sealing up windows and doors in your home. Weather-stripping or caulking these areas will help keep your interior draft free.

Check on the Heat: Before unexpected cold fronts hit, be sure to inspect your heating system and ensure it is working properly. Quality heating will let you enjoy a warm and cozy atmosphere throughout the winter season.

Groom the Fireplace: There’s nothing like gathering around the fireplace on cold winter nights for fun and fellowship. Make sure yours is up to par by scheduling a cleanup by a reliable chimney sweep.

Home Inspection: Cold weather means more indoor time with family and friends. Be sure your environment is safe by inspecting fire alarms and smoke detectors and getting rid of junk and clutter.

For more tips on preparing your California home for seasonal changes, contact Cary Amo, your Contra Costa County real estate specialist.

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