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Fall is In the Air-

Updated: Jun 7, 2023



Are you ready for fall? I’m not referring to the taste and smell of pumpkins or trick-or-treaters but your home? Fall is the perfect time for exterior gutter cleaning and pressure washing which were too hot of task to do when the blistering sun of summer was here. Now that the 100-degree days are behind us it is a great time to head outdoors to give your home some extra TLC. Here is a list of items of items we recommend considering. If you don't want to do dirty duties on your days off then contact Emerson Home Exterior Enhancements for hassle-free pressure washing and gutter cleaning in Katy, Houston, and the surrounding area.

While you are enjoying the summer, chances are debris such as twigs and leaves built up in your gutters even if you have gutter guards. If left full of debris, clogged gutters and drains can prevent your drainage system from working correctly. When the drainage system does not work correctly water can seep into the walls of your home, causing more extensive and more costly repairs. Save yourself the hassle of repairing a leak with preventive maintenance by simply cleaning the debris out of your gutters and drains. We also suggest running water through the gutters to check for misalignments that can also cause water damage to your home.

While spending the day outdoors, go ahead and trim your branches that are close to your roof or any power lines. Fall weather in Houston can cause strong winds, and a limb cleft untrimmed can cause damage to the shingles of your roof.

Look for Leaks

Keeping the cold air out and the warm air in can save your electricity bill from spiking! Warm air will escape out of cracks and crevices such as windows and doors and can make your heating system work harder as it tries to keep your house warm and cozy. Emerson Home Exterior Enhancements recommends caulking and sealing cracks and openings or using weatherstripping to seal components that move like an operable window. Since your sealing, your windows if you notice your windows are covered with dirt and grime, call us out, and we will make your windows shine.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

We also recommend cleaning your dryer vents since more dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months. Lint trap filters should be routinely cleaned before every drying cycle, but regular maintenance is an effective way to prevent lint buildup and keep your family safe year around.

Check Smoke Detectors

When seasons change, this is a great reminder to check all smoke detectors and replace the batteries, then don’t forget to press the button to ensure they are working correctly.

Light Up Fort Bend County

Soon we will have fewer hours of daylight, so it’s a great time to ensure your outdoor lights are functioning correctly. We suggest energy-saving lights for outdoor pathways and porches to save you energy. While you are changing outdoor bulbs, consider having us install our energy-efficient Christmas lights, our lights will reduce the cost while still allowing you a brilliant display of lights for the holiday season. Using these tips will help you save money while keeping your house looking in tip-top shape. If you’d like a free quote for pressure washing or gutter cleaning in Katy, Houston, or the surrounding area please don't hesitate to give us a call at (281) 545-7740

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