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GARBUTT + DUMAS REAL ESTATE TEAM
630 Fifth St
New Westminster, BC, V3M 2X9
604.805.3115
info@gdrealestate.ca




James Garbutt

FALL TIPS FOR HOME OWNERS

  • Shut down summer! Get the pool, BBQ and outdoor furniture ready for colder months. Properly clean, maintenance and store these items so you can safely enjoy them next year.
  • Remove and drain garden hoses from faucets, so when a freezing temperature hits the water won’t freeze, expand and crack your faucets or pipes.
  • Clean and repair your gutters and downspouts if needed before the water backs up and causes damage. We can expect a lot of rain in Vancouver and gutters and downspouts direct water away from the home.
  • Seal all your air leaks with exterior caulk to prevent moisture from getting inside your walls
  • Get your furnace checked by a heating and cooling pro before the heating season begins.
  • Inspect your roof for damaged shingles, leaks, masses of moss and lichen which could signal roofing that’s decayed underneath.
  • Late fall is the best time to prune your plants and trees. Also, remove all branches that could potentially break off and cause damage if there should be a wind storm.
  • Inspect your chimney. There should be no branches, birds nests or leaves inside your fireplace flue. If your spot any damage call a professional fireplace inspector.