It’s officially fall, and even if the weather is still warm right now, the cooler time of the year will be here soon. That means now is the time to get your home ready for the colder weather. Whether or not you’re planning to sell your home this fall, it’s a smart idea to make sure your home is prepared for the changing of the seasons. While going through these tasks, it is a good time to decide if it is worth making updates to your home or if you should sell your house as-is for cash. Best Price Homebuyers will buy your house in any condition and you will receive a cash offer in return.
What to do
When the leaves start to change, that’s also about the time they start to fall and clog your gutters! Take the time to inspect your gutters and clear them of any blockage caused by leaves, branches or debris. If this isn’t cleared, your gutters can overflow and cause water damage to your home. You should also be sure to check your gutters for leaks that can also lead to water damage.
Clean fireplace and chimney
Using your home’s fireplace is a great way to stay warm and cozy throughout the fall and winter. However, it is important to make sure both the fireplace and chimney are cleaned and inspected before usage. The rule of thumb is your fireplace should be inspected after every 50 burns to make sure it is functioning properly.
Check smoke detectors
Smoke detectors should be checked often throughout the house. October is Fire Safety Month, so this is a good time to replace all of the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. To ensure they are both working properly, test them by pressing the test button.
Check for leaks
When it gets cooler out, windows and doors can become more susceptible to leaks. If windows aren’t sealed properly, not only will leaks happen but warm air will escape while cold air is able to get inside. If you want to avoid expensive heating bills, it is recommended to get your windows checked and resolve any leaks before a high energy bill comes your way.
A deep clean at the dawn of fall can help your home feel less cluttered and transition seamlessly into the season. Get rid of any dirt and grime from the past season and transform your home into a cozy space. In the fall especially, streaks can be seen on windows easily so it is best to clean those on an overcast day to avoid watermarks from the sun.
Sell your house as-is
Sell your house as-is to Best Priced Homebuyers. When you sell your property for cash, you will receive an offer in as little as 24 hours! We will buy your house and make it a simple and stress-free process. Contact us today and request a cash offer.