4 Major Mistakes to Avoid at Home this Fall

Fall brings cooler weather, cozy times spent inside with family and friends, and some of the best holidays of the year.

It also brings a lot of home maintenance tasks that are important to complete before the winter weather moves in. It might not be the most exciting way to spend a weekend, but those items are essential to finish.

Keep all your equipment, supplies, and everything else that doesn’t have a designated place in your home or garage in your new storage building.

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Here are the 4 biggest mistakes to avoid at home and in your yard this Fall.

Mistakes to Avoid at Home this Fall + Cook Portable Warehouses

Forgetting your gutters

Just because you don’t see your gutters often, it doesn’t mean you can forget about them. Fall brings a ton of leaves, pine cones, and other debris that can get clogged and cause your yard, roof, and porch to flood.

It’s important to clean them out prior to the start of winter. Make sure to clear them out, so the downspouts will aim melted snow away from your home.


Neglecting your pathways

Think about how much foot and vehicle traffic happens on a daily and weekly basis on your driveway and walkways. Make sure to inspect the areas routinely for cracks, holes, and other imperfections.

Those cracks look bad and also can get worse over the freezing winter months. When ice and snow melts, it can cause the asphalt and cement to continue to break. Make sure all cracks and dents are fixed prior to freezing weather moving in.


Too much pressure washing

Some people use or rent a pressure washer to ensure their home looks great throughout fall and winter. But due to the strength of water from the machine, it can damage some of the smaller parts of your home, such as screen doors.

An easy solution to this issue is to use a general cleaning solution and a regular garden hose to remove any exterior dirt or stains.


Overlooking your yard needs

Colder weather makes it more difficult to juggle the needs of your yard with the desire to stay inside. But, homeowners should avoid over-manicuring. Just reseed, aerate, and mow your lawn once near the beginning of winter.

But don’t forget you still need to water shrubs, hedges, and trees throughout the winter. On warmer days make sure to take time to water your lawn. Trust us, it will ensure a healthier lawn when spring begins.

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