Whether you’re planning to list your home for sale tomorrow or in five years, it is always wise to keep up on maintenance. When the seasons change, it is a good time to consider a few maintenance items that should be on your list. Check out these maintenance items that are specific to fall cleaning. If you are ready to list your home or buy a home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for comprehensive help.

Rake the Leaks

Everyone loves the fall colors but homeowners with big trees don’t always love the fall leaves. If you leave them where they fall and do not rake them, they can kill your grass and prevent growth in the spring months. Wait for a nice weather day, grab your rake, and make the most of a lovely day in the outdoors raking your leaves. Then treat yourself to a pumpkin spice latte when you are finished.

Clean Out Your Gutters

If leaves fall into your gutters instead of your yard, then it is essential to clean out those gutters. If you do not, then rainwater can’t get through. Eventually, it will spill over and you could end up with some significant damage to your homes’ siding, roof, or even foundation.

Take a Walking Inspection Around the Exterior of Your Home

You do not have to wait until there is a serious problem to find issues and fix them. Take a walk around your home and look at the roof. Do you see shingles that are out of place? Do your shingles look old and out of place? If so, it may be time to talk to a roofer.

Take a look for damage to the pathways to your home. If you see cracks in sidewalks then there could be an issue with loose cement or gravel, and someone could potentially fall. This can cause injury and could even result in a lawsuit against you if you do not repair the hazards.

Take a Walking Inspection Indoors Too

The exterior of your home is not the only part of your home to consider. Take a walk around and shut all your doors and windows. Is air escaping? Can you see feel airflow coming in or going out? If so, then it is time to seal these gaps. They may seem minor but they can actually significantly affect your heating and cooling bill.

Are You Considering Selling Your Home?

If you have started to consider selling your home then we welcome your call to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021. You can trust that we will carefully assess your home and offer our best advice on minor changes you can make that can have a major impact on how quickly your home sells or how much it sells for.