Whether you’re looking for moving companies in New Bern, NC, Kinston, NC, or Greenville, NC for your new home or are preparing to put your current place on the market, one thing is clear— fall has arrived. The leaves are turning and starting to pile up in your lawn and it’s getting colder outside. It’s time to think about what that means for your future or current home. Whether you’ve owned homes before or are about to move in your first home, here is our handy maintenance guide.

1. Make Sure the Gutters are Clean

There’s a reason it’s called fall, though when you see your gutters in New Bern, Greenville, or Kinston, NC, you’ll probably think it should be called “pile up”. Before you know it, your gutters will be absolutely filled with leaves. You have clean your gutters or you risk water damage to your roof or foundation when your gutters overflow.
If you only do this once this fall, make sure to do it after all the leaves have fallen. That way your gutters will be pretty much perfect going into winter.

2. Seal Your Windows

As moving and storage companies are well aware, temperature regulation is important. You need to keep the cold out. Not only do you want your home insulated for your comfort, but an insulated home will make you rely on your heating system less and give you a lower heating bill. You want to seal any gaps around your home’s doors and windows. If you have older windows, you may also want to get a shrink wrap kit to seal the entire window.

3. Service Your Heating System

The last thing you want is for your heat to go out this winter. In the fall, make an appointment to have your system serviced so that it’s in good working order when winter finally hits. This keeps your home in good working condition if you want to sell or better settle in to your new home for the coming months.

Need More Moving or Storage Help?

With different weather comes different storage needs. If you’re worried about moisture in your home or changes as weather changes, don’t let your most important items degrade in your attic and garage. At Advance Moving & Storage we offer climate controlled storage to help you preserve your most precious items in New Bern, Greenville, Kinston, NC, and surrounding areas. In addition, if you’re thinking of moving, we can provide you with the service you need. To learn more, contact us to see what we can do for you this fall.