Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall - Service First Mortgage

Fall is finally here. Is your home prepared for the unpredictable weather conditions that may come your way?

Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for the upcoming weather.

Clean out the gutters and check your roof. Cleaning out the gutter is no fun, but this should be done every year and may take a few hours out of your day. While you’re up there, inspect your roof for any damages that you may not be aware of.

Store outdoor furniture and garden tools. To prevent your outdoor furniture from damage this fall or winter, cover or store it away. Place your garden tools in storage.

Properly clean the fireplace and chimney. Fireplaces and chimney flues should be cleaned out every year. Cleaning out all of the dust build up can help prevent the reduction of air flow. Contact your nearest chimney professional if a chimney cleaning is needed.

Go through a home safety checklist. Create a checklist that will protect you and your family. Replacing batteries for flashlights or smoke detectors. Check your home for any loose wires on electrical devices. Prepare a kit in case of any emergencies.

If you’re interested in refinancing your home this fall, or shopping for a new home, click here to find a Service First branch near you. Our experienced Loan Officers will guide you through the process of refinancing your current home or applying for a new mortgage.