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Fall Home Maintenance

St. Louis, MO – October 28th, 2022 – As we approach the thick of autumn, and the chillier weather that accompanies it, Gershman Mortgage wants to ensure that our borrowers have all the resources necessary to maintain their home during the cooler months and are prepared when winter rolls in!

Here are some tips and tricks for fall home maintenance:

  • Clean Gutters: Once most of the leaves have fallen, clean out your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters during rainstorms can cause water to pool and damage your roof or siding.
  • Drain Faucets: Protect your pipes from freezing temperatures by shutting off water to exterior faucets before the weather dips below freezing. Drain hoses and store them indoors.
  • Move Furniture Indoors: Bring patio furniture indoors! While patio sets may be durable in the warmer months, improve the longevity of your outdoor furniture by moving it out of the elements when not in use.
  • Fertilize the Lawn: You might not see grass growing in the fall but preparing your lawn for winter is crucial to having green grass in the spring! Be sure to rake & remove dead leaves, fertilize, and reseed as needed.
  • Heat it UP: Check up on your furnace or heating system before the weather starts getting chilly. Replace your furnace filter if needed and check to see if your airducts need cleaning out.
  • Weatherstrip: Weatherstripping applied around the frames of windows and doors helps to boost winter warmth and cut energy costs. Add door sweeps to the base of the drafty doors to keep heat in and cold air out.

Winter is right around the corner! Are you looking to purchase a new home before the cold months arrive? If so, it may be a good idea to sit down with a knowledgeable loan officer before you are ready to buy. Gershman Mortgage staffs only the best and brightest loan officers in the game and they will help you make the best decision for you and your family. Especially when it comes to down payments, they can help you determine a price range that fits your budget and how much you’ll need.

When you are ready, contact a Gershman Mortgage Loan Officer to start your journey home today.

About Gershman: Communities, families, and homes are at the heart of what we do at Gershman Mortgage. Our founding principles are based on the core values of honesty, integrity, the entrepreneurial spirit, and putting our customers first. We are passionate and committed to customer service and strive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers. We are a customer-centric company devoted to creating and maintaining long-lasting relationships.

NMLS #138063 16253 Swingley Ridge Road Suite 400 Chesterfield, MO 63017 (800) 457-2357 Equal Housing Lender.