Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Fall!

September 23 is the official first day of fall! Although in California, the first days and possibly weeks of Fall still feel like summer. Here are some tips from to make sure your home is ready for when the fall season arrives.

Interior Maintenance

  • Check for drafts
    Feel for drafts around windows and doors. If needed, replace the seals and repair caulking around the windows and door frames.
  • Test home safety devices
    Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure they are all working as well.

Exterior Maintenance

  • Do a roof check
    Look for missing, damaged, or loose roof shingles.
  • Inspect siding
    Check your home’s exterior for cracks and holes, and have them repaired.
  • Clean gutters
    Remove leaves and debris from your gutters. This can cause gutters to fall on a rainy day.

In the Garage

  • Test the generator
    Make sure it is working properly, so it’s ready to go for if a power outage occurs.
  • Clean the garage
    Organize and clean your garage.

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Feel free to contact Kaplan Construction at 562-495-0483 or via email for any home remodeling or renovations.