So fall is almost here. I thought I would give you a fall cleaning checklist for outdoors.
Clean and store patio furniture, umbrellas, children’s summer toys.
Touch up paint. Use a wire brush to remove flaking paint. Be sure to prime bare wood first. Check all your trim, railings, and decks.
Check caulk around windows and doors. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations to re-caulk if needed.
Wash exterior windows
Check gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear of debris. In cold-weather areas, consider installing heating cable to prevent ice dams.
Inspect external doors and garage doors. Do they close tightly? Install weather-stripping, door thresholds if needed.
Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned if necessary.
Drain and store garden hoses. Install insulating covers on exterior spigots. In hard-freeze areas, have sprinkler systems blown free of water.
This will help you to get your yard ready for the winter.
Happy cleaning. 🙂