Prepare Your Home For The Fall
Fall is officially here, and it’s time to prepare your home for the falling temperatures and debris. That’s why we’re here - to help you prepare your home for the fall.
As the leaves begin to fall and the brisk winds continue to flow, your gutters find themselves filled to the brim with seasonal debris. This build up prevents your gutters from being able to do their job, causing water overflow and potential damages.
When water overflows from your gutters, it builds up at the foundation of your home, creating a higher risk of foundational cracking and basement leaks. The weight of the debris and water can also add stress on your gutters, causing them to break and even fall off your home. Clogged gutters also lead to potential cracks in the gutter system itself, causing leaks and preventing your gutters from doing their job properly. The build up of leaves catches the eyes of rodents and other small animals, who soon make your gutters their new home. If this issue isn’t handled properly, it could lead to an infestation that requires professional attention.
When your gutters are clean and free of leaves and debris, water is able to freely flow through your gutter system, and away from your home. A properly functioning gutter system is essential for protecting your home from leaks and damages. Gutter guards are a good option for people who want to prevent leaves and debris from getting into their gutters. Still, even with gutter guards, you should have your gutters cleaned twice a year. Gutter guards are also susceptible to seasonal build up, and should be cleaned along with your gutters.
Clean windows are nice to look at, but did you know that there are more reasons to clean your windows than just aesthetic purposes?
Seasonal debris can add extra build up on your windows, which can cause them to have a shorter lifespan. Dirt, pollen, and other particles in the air stick to your windows, including the interior side of your windows. This build up can lead to heightened and irritated reactions to seasonal allergies. Other airborne irritants from inside your home, including pet hair, dust, germs, and more, also cling to the interior of your windows. Dirty window screens also add extra debris to your window, and can lead to outside irritants entering your home when you have your windows open.
Keeping your windows clean is essential to ensuring they last as long as possible, and this extends to more than just the window panes themselves. Your windows consist of the pane (glass), the frame, the track, and the sill. The frame is the part of the window that surrounds the glass. When your window frames get dirty and do not receive the proper amount of attention, they can deteriorate at a higher rate. This is especially true when it comes to wooden window frames, and is the same for window sills as well. The window sill is the small ledge at the bottom of the window, and is not to be mistaken for the window track. The window track is the part of the window that holds the window in place at the bottom. This section of the window easily fills up with dirt, dust, and other build up, which can lead to your window getting stuck closed. Issues like these often end up requiring professional help, adding unexpected expenses to your budget.
When you keep your windows and screens clean, not only do you prevent build up on your windows and potential deterioration, but you also increase the air quality within your home.
When it comes to preparing your home for the fall and winter, pressure washing normally isn’t a subject that comes to mind. As the temperatures get colder and the Illinois weather becomes bitter, we start to realize just how much our homes take on during the different seasons. Pressure washing the siding of your home during the fall is extremely important because there could be algae, mold, and dust left from the warmer weather. Usually, these substances can leave stains and ugly marks. Taking proactive measures to ensure your home is fully prepared can alleviate stress, staining and avoid future replacements. Protect your property and increase the lifespan of your home with pressure washing.
To fully prepare your home for this type of weather, pressure washing the exterior of your deck is also essential to clear out any mold or moisture that could be trapped with the upcoming snow and ice. By pressure washing, you’re ensuring that all the substances are removed and will no longer linger on the exterior of your home. The consequences of not removing any of these harmful substances is that they can enter your home and cause allergies. This can lead up to long term effects on your health.
Pressure washing the concrete surfaces around your home is extremely beneficial because leaves are falling and usually will show up leaving dirt quickly. This can eventually lead up to permanent marks that may diminish the beauty of your home.
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It is imperative that you act now and take adequate steps to ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for the colder winters and prevent future home repairs. Following this Fall checklist will help you save money and taking these active measurements can help you extend the life of your home. Don’t allow all the dust, pollen, and other substances to take over your home during this seasonal change. Our professional team is ready to help you with the best quality cleaning services in the Chicagoland area when you book with Bubbles today!
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Posted September 29, 2022