When nature paints the world in warm hues, and every leaf
becomes a page in the story of change.
FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS
Fall is a great time to prepare your home and property for the colder months ahead. Here are some fall maintenance tips to help you get started:
Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Remove leaves, twigs, and debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and ice dams in the winter.
Inspect and Clean Chimney: If you have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional to ensure it's safe to use during the winter.
Seal Windows and Doors: Check for drafts around windows and doors and seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk. This will help keep your home warm and reduce heating costs.
Check Heating System: Schedule a maintenance check for your heating system, whether it's a furnace, heat pump, or boiler. Replace filters and ensure it's running efficiently.
Service Your Lawn Equipment: Drain fuel from lawnmowers, weed trimmers, and other gas-powered equipment. Clean and store them properly to prevent damage during the winter.
Clean and Store Outdoor Furniture: Clean and store your outdoor furniture to protect it from the elements. If space is limited, consider using furniture covers.
Trim Trees and Bushes: Prune dead branches and trim overgrown bushes. This will not only improve the appearance of your yard but also prevent potential damage from heavy snow and ice.
Inspect Roof and Siding: Look for any damaged or missing shingles, and inspect your siding for cracks or gaps. Repairing these issues now can prevent water damage later.
Clean and Store Garden Tools: Clean and sharpen your gardening tools, and store them properly. Drain hoses and store them indoors to prevent freezing and cracking.
Prepare Your Lawn: Fertilize and aerate your lawn in the fall to promote healthy grass growth in the spring. It's also a good time to reseed any bare patches.
Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and test them to ensure they're working correctly.
Winterize Your Outdoor Faucets: Disconnect garden hoses, drain outdoor faucets, and insulate them to prevent freezing and bursting.
Clean and Inspect Dryer Vents: Remove lint buildup from your dryer vent to prevent fire hazards. A clean vent also helps your dryer work more efficiently.
Check Insulation: Ensure your home is properly insulated, especially in the attic and crawl spaces. Adequate insulation can save on heating costs.
Stock Up on Winter Supplies: Purchase winter supplies such as rock salt, snow shovels, and ice melt so you're prepared for snow and ice removal.
Prepare Emergency Kit: Assemble an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, canned food, bottled water, and blankets in case of power outages or severe weather.
Taking the time to perform these fall maintenance tasks can help you avoid costly repairs and keep your home in good condition throughout the winter months.
🍂 Your Favorite Realtors are back at it again with a fantastic Event!
RE Solutions XV together with "The Waterman" and "Bodoc Roofing",
We officially Invite You to "Leaves are Falling: Wine is Calling" 🍷
Indulge in an Evening of Wine, Friendship, and Real Estate Talk!
📅 Date: September 28th
🕕 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Karaoke starts at 8:00 PM)
📍 Venue: Senorita's Wine Bar
📍 Address: 5514 Lone Star Pkwy #109, San Antonio, TX 78253
🍷 Enjoy a complimentary first drink on us, as a token of our appreciation.
🍂 Mix, mingle, and share your property dreams and plans with us.
🏡 Discover the latest trends in residential real estate and property management.
🎤 Unleash your inner superstar with karaoke starting at 8:00 PM.
🎁 Exciting real estate giveaways and surprises await.
Senorita's Wine Bar sets the perfect backdrop for us to unwind, share stories, and discuss exciting real estate opportunities. Let's raise a glass to the beauty of the season and the promising future ahead.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte
With the first hint of Fall in the air, we rush to our local coffee haven for that quintessential Pumpkin Spice Latte fix. But this time, we've embarked on a mission: to recreate this beloved brew right in our cozy kitchen. Good news? This recipe is a snap, with ingredients you likely have on hand. Best part? It takes under 10 minutes. Sip, savor, and welcome Fall! 🍂☕🎃
2 shots espresso (or sub 1/2 cup hot freshly brewed coffee but I prefer espresso)
1 cup milk of choice, preferably a milk that froths well (we love oat milk)
3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, to sweeten
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream for topping (optional but recommended)
Pour milk into a small pot and heat over medium-low heat until it is hot and almost simmering, but do not boil the milk.
Make your espresso and pour it into a large mug or glass mason jar. Add pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla and stir until well combined.
Use a milk frother to froth your milk for about 30 seconds or until foamy, then pour into the mug on top of the pumpkin espresso mixture. Reserve the extra foam, and spoon it on top.
Feel free to top with whipped cream if you wanna get a little fancy. Sprinkle with a little extra pumpkin spice or cinnamon.
For the pumpkin pie spice: if you don't have any pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice, feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves or allspice.