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It's Fall, Now What?!




Fall is a perfect time to give your home a seasonal tune-up. To help, we’ve put together 6 helpful fall home maintenance tips specifically for homeowners in Florida.



1-Check Your Disaster Supply Kit


When hurricane season ends on November 30, it’s important to check your disaster supply kit and make sure you’re ready for the next season—or any unexpected weather events. Since Florida is the most hurricane-prone state in the U.S., it’s critical to be always prepared.


2-Maintain Your Swimming Pool


If you have a pool, you should do a thorough inspection at least once a year and fall is the perfect time. Make sure to clean your pool completely, including debris traps to prevent leaves or any trash from building up and clogging your pool’s filtration system. Inspect ladders, handrails, diving boards, and other pool equipment for loose parts or any damage.


3-Care for Your Yard


If you have trees or shrubs on your property, you should add trimming and pruning to your fall to-do list. After hurricane season, there could be broken branches in your trees, which is why fall is the perfect time to trim and prune them. You should remove any branches that could potentially damage your home. Pruning dead branches also helps your trees’ overall health, making them more resistant to storm damage in the future.


4-Make Exterior Repairs


Many Floridians mistakenly forget to inspect their house after hurricane season. The tiniest of storms can cause damage to your home. Take a walk around your property and inspect your roof, siding, and foundation. Look for any small gaps where critters could enter your home. The smallest crack can welcome a ton of unwanted guests into your home.


5-Check Your Alarms


Now is a great time to check your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms and put in fresh batteries. If you do not own a carbon monoxide detector, you should strongly consider purchasing one, especially if you have oil or gas-burning appliances. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless byproduct of burning oil or gas that can be deadly.


6-Clean Your Grill


Now that temperatures are becoming more bearable, you’ll probably be using your grill more often. Make sure it is completely ready for use. A dirty grill not only makes your food taste bad, but it also creates a fire hazard. Remove all grease and fat build using a grill brush. Try and use a bristle-free brush because bristles can easily break free and land on the grill, creating a possible choking hazard.



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