Fall-Proof Your Home, Vancouver Style

Dated: August 31 2023

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Hey there, Vancouver homeowners! 🍁 Can you feel it? The air's getting crisp, the leaves are starting to sport their fall fashion, and the scent of pumpkin spice is, well, everywhere. If you've been a Vancouver resident as long as we have, you know there's nothing like fall in the Pacific Northwest. But hey, you don't want to "fall" behind on taking care of your home, do you? So grab your favorite autumnal latte, and let's dive into our ultimate guide to prepping your home for a fantastic fall season.

Gutter Glam! ✨
I get it—gutters aren't exactly what we think of when we say "home makeover." But let me tell you, clearing those gutters is like giving your house a mini-facial. You wouldn't want clogged pores, so why let your gutters suffer? The last thing you want is an overflowing waterfall right where it doesn't belong!

Seal Like a Deal! 🤝
Your house has gaps? Let's close 'em! Think of weatherstripping your windows and doors as tailoring a fab outfit. Your house shouldn't just look good—it should feel good, too. Keep the heat in, and those pesky drafts out, with a quick sealing sesh.

HVAC: The Real MVP 🌬
Who's the real MVP in the colder months? Your heating system, that's who! Treat it to a spa day—a filter change, a little check-up, maybe even an expert once-over. After all, you wouldn't ignore your car's needs, right?

Fireplace Fabulousness 🔥
There's nothing that screams "cozy fall vibes" more than a fireplace. But hold your s'mores! Before you start roasting those marshmallows, let's get that fireplace cleaned. Think of it as prepping the stage before the big show.

Frosty Pipes are for Snowmen ⛄
We're not building a snowman; we're building a fortress against winter damage! Drain those garden hoses and shut off outdoor water supplies. Trust me, Elsa won't be there to fix it if your pipes decide to "let it go" and burst.

Lawn Love 💚
Who said lawns are just for summer? Show your lawn some love with a bit of fall fertilization, and come spring, you'll have the neighborhood's green-eyed monster. Literally.

Raise the Roof—Or At Least Check It! 🏠
Roofs might be "over our heads," but let's not keep them out of mind. A quick peek can save you from some seriously uncool winter leaks.

Decor that Scores! 🎃
Fall isn't just a season; it's a mood. Chunky knit throws? Yes, please! Spicy candles? You bet! A splash of earthy paint? Now you're talking my language. Staging isn't just for selling; it's for living.

Get Smart—Thermostatically Speaking 🌡
You're smart, so why shouldn't your thermostat be? A smart thermostat is like that super-organized friend who knows exactly how to plan everything. So, let's get energy-efficient, shall we?

Be Alert with Alarms 🚨
Alright, final stretch! Let's talk safety—because nothing kills the cozy vibe faster than a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm going off. Do a quick test; it's easier than pie. Pumpkin pie, to be exact.



So there you have it, folks—your ultimate guide to winning at fall homeowner life in Vancouver, Washington. Remember, a little prep now means more time for leaf-peeping, apple-picking, and all the other Insta-worthy fall activities you've got planned.

Ready for more tips or looking to make a seasonal move? You know where to find us.

Happy Fall Y'all! 🍂🏡

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Brenda Wilson

My real estate experience started in my 20s when I bought my first home on seven acres and then turned around and sold it later for a profit. That got me really excited about the real estate industry.....

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