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 lifehack.org to make sure your home is ready for when the fall season arrives.
- 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.
- 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.
For the complete list, visit http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/30-smart-tips-to-get-your-home-ready-for-fall.html.