5 Fall Home Maintenance Tasks
5 Fall Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle THIS Weekend
WOODBRIDGE, VA, Oct 04, 2018—Weekend warriors, listen up. Fall is a great time to tackle a few DIY home-care tasks, including the following five, from Stacy Magid, Real Estate Professional of Century 21 New Millennium .
Check the smoke alarms. Did you know you're supposed to swap out your smoke alarm batteries once every six months? Don't wait for that "low battery" chirp. Stock your alarms with fresh batteries this weekend and score some peace of mind.
Trim trees. Before the leaves begin to turn, trim or prune any overgrown or dying branches. Pay special mind to branches hanging dangerously over your house, and call in the pros if any branches are dangling over power lines. This will keep you safe during storms, and minimize the amount of leaves you'll be raking.
Examine your exterior water sources. "If you've already closed your gardens, it's time to drain your outdoor faucets to prevent your pipes from freezing," says Magid. Close your shut-off valves, and pack away your hoses and sprinklers to save them from the frost.
Mulch your plants. Did you know a fresh layer of mulch can act like a winter sweater for your plants? Grab a few bags from the garden center and keep your plants cozy until spring.
Clean your AC units. If you haven't already covered or removed your AC units, the time is now. "Make sure to clean your AC units before you cover or store them," says Magid. This way, they will be in prime condition when you pull them out next spring.
Stacy Magid PWAR Lifetime Top Producer REALTORÂ® Century 21 New Millennium 12581 Milstead Way Suite #400 Woodbridge VA 22192 703-599-5337 (cell) 540-658-2185 (fax) www.princewilliamhomesales.com Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia .