“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” (Thomas Wolfe)
It’s time to say goodbye to September and hello to October! While the official calendar start of fall was a week ago, to many people flipping the page to October is a more symbolic and meaningful way to get ready for this terrific time of year. Cooler temperatures, changing leaves and the promise of Halloween beckon on the whisper of soft north winds.
While you may be decorating, shopping or otherwise getting ready, have you thought about preparing your home for fall? The water, fire, smoke and mold damage cleanup and restoration professionals at Rainbow International offer these quick and easy tips to help you start preparing your home for fall.
- Clean your gutters and seal openings around windows
- It’s probably been months since you’ve cranked up your heater. Have a professional HVAC company inspect the system. Similarly, consider having a qualified chimneysweep check out your fireplace and chimney before lighting that first cozy fire of the season.
- Check for dampness in areas of your home like the basement, attic and around exposed plumbing. Moisture feeds mold growth and denying it water can help ensure mold doesn’t become an issue in your home. If you have concerns or visible signs of dampness and/or mold growth, contact a qualified mold remediation specialist.
- Depending on where you live and when your first hard freeze of the year usually strikes, it might be a good time to consider having your yard sprinkler system flushed-out.
Have a terrific October!