October 7, 2015

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Summer has given way to the fall season, and that means preparing your home for upcoming winter weather. But with so many things to do and so little time to do them, preparing your home for the changing seasons can be a daunting task. If you live in Kansas City and need a handyman, think about contacting Schloegel Design Remodel to get your home in tip-top shape.

Here are some recommendations for gearing up in the fall season:

  1. Check your doors and windows.

Feel a draft? Fix it now before winter comes and you’ll save yourself money and chills. You can replace seals and caulking around frames for both doors and windows, which will help to reinforce them for the upcoming winter. Schloegel Design Remodel can help with grouting and caulking, as well as replacing or installing screens.

Conclusion: Putting yourself one step ahead of draft problems will save you time, effort and money before winter is here.

  1. Check your plumbing before a big freeze.

Ensuring your plumbing is in good shape is a great way to prevent cracks or leaks that can lead to serious floods when cold weather hits. You’ll want to shut off outside valves, as well as detaching, gathering and storing hoses until next spring. Schloegel’s Kansas City handyman service can help you with plumbing tasks, whether you’re short on expertise, or just time.

Conclusion: Don’t wait until you have a flood to check the plumbing and pipes in your home.

  1. Clean your gutters regularly to avoid clogs or leaks.

A leaky gutter can cause all sorts of damage to your home. Clogged or leaky gutters can cause damage to both the roof and foundation of your property. Cleaning gutters regularly can help to avoid damage and expensive repairs to both your home and the gutters themselves.

Conclusion: A clean, leak-free gutter will leave your home happy, from the bottom to the top.

  1. Organize your shed or garage before it’s too cold to do it.

Late summer and early fall are great times to organize your shed or garage before it’s too cold to clean them well. Do you have more items than you do space? Need somewhere to store newly chopped firewood or tools? We offer a variety of storage solutions for your needs.

Conclusion: Getting to the bottom of a messy garage or shed now will allow you to spend hassle-free time with your family during the winter holidays.

  1. Think about outdoor lighting to protect your loved ones.

As summer turns to fall and then to winter, we get less and less light. With cold, dark and icy conditions, it’s vital to ensure you and your loved ones can see things properly at night time to avoid slips or falls. Schloegel offers safety solutions and exterior repairs that will help keep you safe both inside and outside your home.

Conclusion: A well-lit yard is a safe one. Don’t risk an injury by brushing off the importance of a brightly lit driveway on a dark night.

  1. Test your emergency equipment and prep your home for little guests.

Now is the time to test fire alarms, carbon dioxide detectors or an emergency generator to ensure they’re in good, working order. If you plan to have out-of-town visitors that include children, Schloegel offers solutions for both home health equipment and childproofing.

Conclusion: A little prevention with childproofing, carbon dioxide detectors and fire alarms can save a lot of heartbreak. Don’t overlook these critical home features this winter.

Schloegel covers Kansas City kitchen remodels, whole house remodels in Kansas City or other home projects. But we also want to ensure your home is a safe, comfortable place that’s ready to take on the changing seasons, too. If the relaxation of summer has left you feeling unprepared for autumn, let us help you get your home ready for the fall season. From drapery to cabinetry, and the details in between, contact Schloegel Design Remodel to see what our Kansas City handyman service can do for your home.

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