The weather is changing, which means it’s finally time to close the windows and put away the patio furniture. As the temperature rises and falls, our homes will go through a lot. That’s why it’s important to take the time to prepare our homes for the start of a new season. These fall cleaning projects will not only prepare your home for the cooler weather but also ensure you head into a new season feeling refreshed and organized.
1. Gutter Cleaning
The first item on your fall cleaning checklist is having your gutters cleaned. Between the impending rain, sleet and hail and snow, your gutters are going to be doing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming months. To ensure you aren’t left with ice dams, a leaky roof or a wet basement, have a pro come by to give your gutters a good once over before the weather turns wet.
2. Duct Cleaning
Next, make sure your home will stay warm and cozy all winter long. Annual duct cleaning ensures your furnace runs smoothly and efficiently. Without the help of a pro, your ducts could be polluting your air with allergens and running up your monthly energy bill. Unless these outcomes sound appealing, book an appointment with a pro to have your ducts cleaned.
3. Yard Cleaning
Your property also needs to be prepped for the cold. You’ll want to your yard clear of fallen leaves and other debris. Leaves left on the lawn for too long will block the sunlight and end up damaging your grass. You could opt to have a landscaper come by to mulch your leaves. The nutrients from the broken leaves give your grass extra sustenance for the harsh months ahead. You may also consider having your trees trimmed and your flower beds cleaned up in preparation for the winter. The more effort you put in now, the more likely it is that you’ll end up with a beautiful yard come spring.
4. Carpet Cleaning
After a long summer of open windows, fall is the perfect time to give your carpets a good scrub. When left unaddressed, all the dirt, dust and allergens that crept their way inside over the summer will seep deeper into the fibres of your carpet. This can result in irreparable damage in the form of stains and smells. Once the cold weather sets in, you won’t be able to air out your home for at least a few months, so make sure your carpets feel good and smell great now.
5. Cleaning Service
Finally, hiring a cleaning service will ensure you and your home go into the fall feeling fresh and organized. We’re heading into the holiday season and trust us when we say you’ll appreciate the pre-emptive action. Whether you’re looking for a one-time appointment to make sure your home’s in good shape before your in-laws come to visit, or you’re looking for a more regular cleaning schedule, HomeStars will match you with the right company for the job.
As the temperature falls, we need to make sure our homes are ready for the harsh weather to come. Now is the perfect time to start booking your fall cleaning projects – check out HomeStars to find the pro for the job.