A Dozen Ways To Get Ready For Fall In Baltimore

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

The trees are turning gorgeous colors in Baltimore.

With temps in the sixties,

it is officially FALL.

 

baltimore fall

 

 

It's an excellent time to start getting your home ready for the winter and maybe even getting it ready to sell.

Here are a dozen things to think about right now.

 

 

1-Caulk around your windows and weatherstrip your doors. 

2-Make sure heating ducts are clear of obstructions.

3- Clean chimney, check fireplace, and order wood. 

4-Clean gutters...there are a lot of leaves coming down soon.

5-Check attic for insulation 

6- Service HVAC before you need your heat. 

7-Change furnace filter every month. Purchase a dozen.

8-Drain  outside spigots and turn them off.

9-Check drains in stairwells and install high mesh covers 

10-Remove damaged trees and limbs...prevent a winter catastrophe.

11- Lower heat and use a programmable thermostat.

12- Install a generator.

 

 Thinking about selling?

Have questions about your home?

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - These are great tips to get ready for Fall/Winter. Don't get stuck with icles hanging and drafty windows/doors before Old Man Winter blows into Baltimore. Now is the time to prepare for colder weather. 

Oct 14, 2019 11:19 PM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

We've had a cold snap here, leaves are already turning.  This Saturday my wife and I will be making a road trip to see all the wonderful colors 

Oct 15, 2019 01:27 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Margaret. Time for this city boy to take a ride into the coutryside to view the changing colors. Enjoy your day!

Oct 15, 2019 03:33 AM #3
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ran through your list and I think I'm all set.... irrigation system drained yesterday and spigots shut off.... 

Oct 15, 2019 03:45 AM #4
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Very good suggestions, the heater service is booked, and everything else is taken care of. Love your photo. Enjoy the fall, and hopefully some of thosepotential sellers will give you a call, once they have completed their lists.

Oct 15, 2019 06:11 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Margaret - each season brings forth another checklist for proper home maintenance.  You have provided a terrific resource Fall has arrived.  Be prepared.  Be ready.  

Oct 15, 2019 06:45 AM #6
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - check, check, and check.  I am all ready for winter

Oct 15, 2019 07:04 AM #7
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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

You have shared a lot of good tips. Homeowners in Baltimore should take notice.

Oct 15, 2019 07:36 AM #8
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All of these are good suggestions. The colors in your photos are beautiful. We get mostly the golds of autumn because we don't have enough moisture to get the reds.

Oct 15, 2019 10:22 AM #9
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Hi Margaret fall is such a wonderful time of the year. I love the fall colors and chilly weather. Just not here in Phoenix. Fall to me is getting all the patios cleaned up for lots of outdoor enjoyment and parties and buying some colorful potted plants.

Oct 15, 2019 01:30 PM #10
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Sharon Tara
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Excellent advice and tips for preparing for the rapidly approaching winter months, Margaret!

Oct 15, 2019 04:17 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Our trees still haven't really started to turn color in earnest yet.  However, I suspect it won't be long.  I like your 12 tips, Margaret!

Oct 15, 2019 04:28 PM #12
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CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 15, 2019 04:28 PM #13
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Hi Margaret- this is a list we could have used when we first moved to Leesburg, VA. Had no idea we had to have someone come out to service and turn off our sprinkler system among other things. 

Oct 15, 2019 06:23 PM #14
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Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat Glad you like the tips and thanks for the feature in OFC!

Oct 16, 2019 12:20 PM #15
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Kathy Streib I bet there is a blog in you about that sprinkler system...care to share?

Oct 16, 2019 12:21 PM #16
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All excellent ideas, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  Fall is here with winter just around the corner.  Get those those gutters cleaned and in our area, sprinklers blown out!

Oct 16, 2019 05:41 PM #17
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Lynnea Miller We are having rain and tomorrow winds...the gutters will be ready for cleaning.

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Hi Margaret, I see the alphabet spammers have struck here too. Argh. With that said. Timely post, and we are also making our way through our own fall/get ready for winter checklist. 

Oct 19, 2019 07:29 AM #21
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Thanks.

I have reported and deleted those spammers.

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