If you’re like me, you’ve been enjoying the warmer weather and have probably put off cleaning your house until “next weekend.” But here’s the thing: The fall is coming! It’s time to start preparing for winter by checking on your roofing and gutters, cleaning windows and doors, cleaning out dryer vents, and more. So set aside some time this weekend so that you can get as many of these tasks done as possible before cooler weather sets in.
The outside of your home is important, but so is the inside. It’s time to check for debris and other items that may have collected in the gutters. If you need to clean them out, do so now. Also, don’t throw anything into the gutter that will cause it to clog, such as twigs, leaves or trash from broken umbrellas.
Finally, do not use a power washer on your gutters, as this could damage them and cause leaks that could lead to mold issues or other problems throughout your home.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, you should clean your dryer’s ductwork at least every three years. If you can’t remember the last time that was, it’s probably time for a cleaning. The long-term effects of a clogged up vent are dangerous—the buildup of lint can cause fires and explosions in some cases. Regularly checking your dryer vents will help prevent this from happening! You can check how clogged up they are with a flashlight or by knocking on them with a broomstick. If they sound muffled or hollow like someone put pillows underneath them, they’re probably clogged! What is the best way to clean my dryer vent?
The most effective way to clean out any debris lodged within your ductwork is with an electric vacuum attached directly into its opening (this may require removing covers). Be careful not to damage anything, as doing so could potentially result in serious injury if something breaks off inside during operation–but don’t worry too much about it happening because these things are made specifically, so people can use them without hurting themselves…right? How do I know if anything needs replacing after cleaning has been completed? Look inside again carefully; if everything looks clear, then congratulations–you’ve done well!
If you have a busy life, it can be difficult to find time to do an entire house cleaning. Instead, set aside one weekend day when you can concentrate on just one room or space, and then move on to another room or space the next day. For example, if your family tends to spend most of its time in the kitchen or dining area, schedule tasks that only need to be done once a year (like deep cleaning out under the sink) for Saturday and schedule tasks that take up more space (such as vacuuming) for Sunday.
If money is an issue, consider setting aside some specific days each month when you’ll be able to get some things done around the house without having them interfere with other responsibilities like work and school assignments. This way there won’t be any surprises about whether something needs attention!
If you’re looking for a way to get some of the tasks out of the way before the cool weather sets in, then this is a great list for you. Cleaning your gutters, cleaning your exterior and checking windows and doors are all easy projects that can be done in a weekend or two. Not only will these tips save time and money on professional services later on down the road, but they’ll also help keep your home safe during winter storms as well! Fall cleaning isn’t so bad, we have storage units available if you need space!