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How to Prepare Your Home & Business for the Fall Season

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

What does the Fall season mean to you? Vibrantly colored leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, early more fog and cooler weather setting in. Edmonds, Washington is simply beautiful this time of year for residents and visitors alike. The Edmonds Art Walk and Scarecrow Festival is in full swing and families are invited to trick-or-treat at downtown merchants on the Halloween Holiday. As the season changes so does the weather and SERVPRO of Edmonds would like to offer you some great advice on how to prepare your home (or business) for Fall.

  1. Clean Out Your Gutters: Throughout the summer months there a high chance your gutters filled with leaves and grime and this will get worse as fall progresses. Clogged gutters can form ice dams in the colder months that prevent your drainage systems from working properly. Then, leaks can happen within the home or business, causing a multitude of issues. Get ahead by simply clearing out your gutters as the leaves begin to collect.
  2. Light Up Your Outdoor Area: Fall and winter means less daylight, leaving a possibility for more accidents. If you don't have lights outside of your home and driveway yet, installing some is a great way to keep your home just a little safer. Lights around the perimeter of your driveway and business or home can mean fewer accidents and even act as a deterrent for break-ins.
  3. Check In On Your Heating System: Fall signals the first time in months that you will be using your heating system. Schedule an annual heating system checkup, and also manually survey your home's heating vents to make sure they aren't blocked by anything that could be a fire hazard. Dust off vents and clean filters to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Lastly makes sure you have SERVPRO of Edmonds’s contact information in the event that you may have an emergency; our helpful team can be reached at 425-775-5723.

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