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Is Your Reno Home Ready For Fall?

Who is ready for fall? Ready or not,  it’s that time of year and it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the cold  before winter creeps up behind you!

Is Your Reno Home Ready For Fall

Fall is a perfect time to take of the little things that can make a big difference around the home, both inside and out. Most of the tasks listed below can be done yourself or with the help of a handyman or professional, licensed contractor. Taking the time to get these few things completed during warmer fall months will help save your time and money before the cold winter weather arrives.

Here is a checklist of a few things your might want to care of both inside and outside of your home ~ feel free to add to this list in the comment section below:

Reno Home Fall


  • Clean the gutters, down spurts and other water collecting exterior home features ~ this allows the rain and snow melt to drain easily.
  • Ensure those down spurts empty at least 36 inches from the home ~ this will help prevent water damage to your home.
  • Inspect your roof for any potential leaks or damaged shingles ~ leaky roofs often occur because the homeowner has not idea shingles or tiles are missing. If you live in high wind area's you might want to inspect your roof on a regular basis.
  • Drain & winterize your hoses, faucets and sprinklers ~ frozen pipes are no fun and can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Store summer tools, furniture, grills and equipment ~ keep them safe and dry from the upcoming cold, wet elements.

Is Your Reno Home Ready for Fall?


  • Check around windows and doors for drafts or leaks. Seal them if possible. remove window screens to prevent moisture from getting in between the screen and window.
  • Have you chimney, furnace, gas heated professionally inspected and cleaned. Your inspector will make sure your chimney is not letting cold air in and that your furnace is running efficiently. Definitely worth cost of an inspection.
  • Winterize your A/C unit. Make sure that debris is removed from around the devise and cover it tightly to prevent moister from getting to it.
  • Test your smoke detectors and CO monitors to be sure they are working. Replace batteries, vacuum the dust and be sure they are clean and working. Buy new fire monitors for each room of your home.
  • Place a Fire Extinguishers in a convenient area in case of a fire. 

Preparing your home for the fall can sometimes be a tedious job, but you will be all set for the cold winter months that are just around the corner. Stay one step ahead by preventing minor problems and following these few suggestions to get your home ready for for the chilly cold seasons.


If you are looking to buy or sell, or of relocating to Reno, NV,  please contact me at 775-846-5424 or email me For a list of preferred contractors or inspectors don't be afraid to reach out and ask.

Is Your Reno Home Ready For Fall?





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Comment balloon 3 commentsTerrie Leighton • September 11 2014 06:17PM
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