Top Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle This Fall

Are you ready to break out the toolbox or head to your favorite equipment rental center to stock up on home improvement supplies, but you aren’t sure which projects to start? If so, then read on to learn some of the top home maintenance tasks to tackle in fall.

Clean the Gutters

No one wants to deal with their gutters, but ignoring this part of the home can lead to problems like mold growth, foundation cracks, and roof damage. If you feel comfortable taking on this fall maintenance task yourself, then be sure to use a ladder that is in good condition and mind all ladder-use safety precautions. Otherwise, consider hiring a professional to get the gunk out of your gutters.

Seal Up Cracks

A home that has holes, gaps, or cracks in its exterior can be more at risk for pest infestations than one that doesn’t. You can help ensure that bugs and rodents don’t take up residence in your home as the weather turns cooler by repairing torn vent screens, caulking gaps in siding, sealing up leaky windows, and installing door sweeps. Besides keeping pests outside, taking steps like these can help insulate your home and reduce your heating costs this season.

Fertilize the Lawn

Did you know that grass that gets cared for in autumn can be healthier and more beautiful the following summer? Many people agree that fall is the best time to feed your lawn because the roots keep growing even as the leaf growth slows down. Besides fertilizing your yard, now can be a good time to fill in bare spots with seed, aerate your soil, and take care of any weed problems. So you can look forward to a lush, green lawn once warm weather returns, take time now to fertilize and care for your lawn.

From garden equipment and generators to drills and dollies, A-1 Equipment Rental Center has what you need to tackle your fall projects. For more information about our equipment rentals near Oakland, call (650) 369-2992.