Monterey, CA, September 27, 2018 — Autumn is just around the corner, so Real Estate Agent Ashley Wayland of Wayland Properties is offering tips and tricks to get your home ready for the season.
Suggested Home Fall Maintenance:
It’s time to clean out those gutters to get ready for the weather (hopefully). Why is this important? Clogged gutters create “sludge,” which is extremely difficult to remove. Water will then overflow from the gutters onto your home, causing wood rot. Wood rot attracts termites, compounding your problems.
•It’s time to clean out your chimney! There are some great companies across the Monterey Peninsula that can take care of this for you, starting at, $149.
•Test your carbon monoxide detectors. With cold weather approaching and heaters being used more often, protect your family from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It will only take a few minutes of your time to test your carbon monoxide detectors.
•If you live an area that is prone to freezing temperatures, right now is the time to wrap/insulate any of your exterior pipes so they don’t freeze and break. Even in the Salinas Valley, there is an occasional freeze.
•Do you have any “sick” trees or large branches that are close to or hanging over your home? With winter storms around the corner, it’s important to be sure that nothing unhealthy is within reach of your improvements. Call Lopez & Sons for an estimate today at 831-915-7619.
But wait, there’s more! Just kidding! Here are a few additional tips, but this time for your vehicle:
•If you’re heading up to snow country, make sure you have plenty of anti-freezing windshield wiper fluid in your vehicle. Have you ever been stuck on Highway 80 on the Summit behind large trucks before? You will thank me later!
•Also, it never hurts to pre-purchase chains and carry cash to have them installed if necessary. You never know when you will be caught in the snow!
I know that sometimes it can feel like your home is a never-ending money pit, but it is one of the largest investments you will ever make. Take heart, you are incredibly blessed to own a home! More than 64% of American’s own their own home. It’s one of the largest investments you will ever make, so it’s incredibly important to protect your investment and take great care of it!
600 Ortiz Ave., Sand City, CA 93955
800 Munras Ave, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93955
www.waylandproperties.co & www.ashleymeilan.com
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901