It’s Time to Make a Fall Organization List for Your Home
Cooler days are on the way, and with the fading summer comes the perfect time to do some “fall cleaning” and maintenance around your home.
From protecting your floors to investing in keeping your heating costs low, we’ve compiled a short list of organizational to-do’s that we recommend every homeowner take care of this season.
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So before you settle in for a long winter’s nap, take the time to review our list of fall organization steps to prepare your house for the changing seasons:
Protect Your Hardwood Floors
Your floors see a lot of day-to-day abuse; from shoes to furniture, to pets and more, it’s easy to start seeing scuffs and dings in your hardwood floors if you aren’t careful.
This fall, take the time to protect your hardwood floors by buying felt covers for the bottoms of your furniture, instilling a strict “no shoes on the hardwood floor” policy, and researching the best methods of refinishing and protecting your beautiful floors.
Wash Your Windows and Add Insulation
Don’t forget to wash your windows both inside and out, or you may find yourself looking at water stains, bug splatters, and dust which can accumulate on your window panes during the summer months.
Once you’ve cleaned both sides of your windows, stretch heavy-duty plastic liner across them and secure the edges with tape. This step adds an extra layer of insulation to your home and is extremely effective at keeping cool air outdoors.
Air Out and Vacuum Your Rugs
Rugs add a splash of color to any room, but they can quickly become traps for crumbs, dust mites, dander, bacteria and viruses which get launched into the air when you disturb them from the fibers.
This is why it’s important to air out and thoroughly vacuum your rugs a minimum of once a season (more if you have allergies or respiratory problems) because the irritants trapped in your rug can make you sick, and over time can clog your ventilation system.
Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
This is an important step which you should take the time to do each season, as these systems are tasked with the critically important task of keeping you, your family and loved ones, and your home and possessions safe in case of a fire or gas leak.
Make sure to check to see that the batteries in every detector in each room have fully charged batteries, and test them to ensure that they will sound an alarm in the event of an emergency.
Work with a team that is dedicated to customer satisfaction by calling The Plumbing Works in Reading, PA at 610-929-8860 today.