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9 Scary Things to Get Checked this Fall

9 Scary Things to Get Checked this Fall

Now that autumn is officially here, whether or not it really feels like it on a day-to-day basis, there are some things you should get checked before the weather gets any worse. Thankfully, we are exempt from some of the truly awful weather that the rest of the country gets. Still, we have our own set of problems that we have to deal with when it becomes this time of the year.

Don’t get caught by any of these frequent problems – or you might just be in a scary situation.

1. Your Car by Kevin’s Auto Repair

Credit: Kevin's

Credit: Kevin’s

During the fall months, it might be a good idea to take your car in for routine maintenance. While it isn’t common, it isn’t unheard of that we will get some weather that will make driving tricky. Your car needs to be in its best shape in order to safely get you from place to place.

Kevin’s Auto Repair is a great destination for car repairs in Huntsville. They handle a whole list of repairs, including: Free Brake Inspection on most vehicles, oil and filter changes, transmission fluid exchanges, air conditioning services, timing belt replacement, alignment, water pumps, power steering, shock and struts, front end repairs, battery, starter, and alternator, clutches, suspension, and bearings and seals. This team is completely certified and will work with you to get the safest vehicle possible.

2. Security by Koorsen

If you have a commercial location, you are likely to get more foot traffic as the season advances. Summer is a time

Credit: Koorsen

Credit: Koorsen

when people tend to just back off and not really take care of things or do a lot of purchasing. However, fall and winter will bring you are lot more attention, and with that comes the need for more security.

Koorsen Fire and Security is a great option to handle any security system installations or maintenance for your commercial property. According to their website, ” the Huntsville team specializes in providing total protection from one source. Instead of relying on multiple life safety vendors, these customers are able to count on Koorsen to keep all of their fire protection and security systems up to code and compliant.” The team is extremely well trained to handle projects of all sizes, so you will feel comfortable working with them.

3. Your Concrete by Ken’s Concrete

Credit: Ken's

Credit: Ken’s

We’ve touched on it before, but summer sun and usage can really wreak havoc on your concrete. From cracked steps that threaten to fall at any moment to handrails that are loose, concrete problems can occur anywhere. Before the winter months come around, you might want to get the stability, strength, and hardiness of your concrete work checked.

If problems exist, Ken’s Concrete is a great local resource to solve them. The team is highly skilled to give you what you want, even if you need repairs and something new installed. They will give you a free estimate for your job and work to adhere to that estimate. Whether you’ve just moved into a new home and need to make repairs, or you’ve been putting off the job for a long time, they are worth your call.

4. Your Sprinkler System by Raintree Sprinklers

Another issue that we find pops up during the fall months is the need for irrigation systems. While summer tends to

Credit: Raintree

Credit: Raintree

have droughts, fall brings about a whole litany of problems. From a lack of rain to clogged lines, you have to make sure that your sprinklers are operating correctly. If it gets too cold, you might even have to make sure they are able to function at all.

Raintree Sprinklers is a great option to either install sprinklers if you don’t have any or repair the ones you do have. Their work is extremely thorough and they are great at problem solving. Even better, they will walk you through the care and maintenance if any problems could have been avoided.

If you don’t have a sprinkler system, this team also installs outdoor lighting, which will take away some of the fright for your trick-or-treaters.

5. Outdoor Painting by the Huntsville Handyman

Credit: Huntsville Handyman

Credit: Huntsville Handyman

Do you have a lot of little stuff on your “honey-do” list but don’t really have the time to finish it? It is something we all face during the fall months when we have a million things to do and very little time.

The Huntsville Handyman is a great resource for both indoor and outdoor maintenance. One of the things that you might consider this fall is getting your outdoor paint touched up. With so many people about to visit during the holidays, you will want everything to look as good as new.

Just by reading some of the reviews on The Hunstville Handyman, you will be able to see what people reccomend – and there is a lot. This is a great place to start if you can’t seem to find anyone who can do a specific task. The team is extremely skilled and versatile in what they can do – give them a call and run it by them.

6. Your Children’s Halloween Candy, Per Huntsville Police

While it is a wonderful time of the year to be a kid, there are also some hidden dangers lurking around every corner.

Credit: Huntsville Police

Credit: Huntsville Police

One place to pay attention to during the month of October is the Huntsville Police Department. In September,  Huntsville Police set out a warning to check all of your candy for warning signs of tampering or to see if it could have been the candy they found that was laced with marijuana.

Pay attention to any press releases from the department, as it could hold crucial information that will keep you and your family safe. They will also have the latest information about any problems for trick-or-treaters this year.

7. For Pests by Valley Pest Control

Credit: Valley Pest Control

Credit: Valley Pest

We’ve already covered that pests are a problem in the fall months. While you might think they are done in the colder weather, they just trade out with other pests. You should be on the lookout for bats, mice, and other creepy crawlies that might not like spending time outside. As always, you should be looking for bed bugs as well.

Valley Pest Control offers protection against a myriad of pests, including “ants, mites, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, spiders, stinging insects, and a full line of termite warranties and services/termite letter.” This team will work with businesses or residential properties, using the most gentle procedure than can so that your children and pets are safe. As soon as you think something is wrong, give them a call – once again, it is better safe than sorry.

8. Your Teeth by Providence Family Dental

Now it might seem a bit strange for us to be recommending a dentist, but this is the time of the year when you need

Credit: Providence

Credit: Providence

it. Halloween starts off what we would like to call the “eating” season. For the next three months, you’ll be spending your time eating sweets, candies, pies, cakes, cookies, and just about anything else you can find. It is highly important that you take care of yourself while taking care of your home.

Providence Family Dental can help get your teeth in shape while you eat all of that sugar. Their team is extremely gentle and will work with you through problems that you may encounter. It can get pretty scary in your mouth if you don’t – so take our word for it.

9. Your Trees by All Star Tree Service

Credit: All Star

Credit: All Star

Fall is the time of the year where trees get to shine, but it can also be the time of the year when you start to see the problems with them. All Star Tree Service is here to help ensure that your trees are happy and healthy throughout the next few months, even if the temperatures do get lower than they typically do. At All Star Tree Service, we know what needs to happen for your trees to be at their best – including where to clip and where to skip until spring.

Don’t take the health of your trees into your own hands. Our professionals will be able to help you secure and treat any problems with your trees as well as remove trees that have died. Give us a call today and we can give you a free estimate.

Firewood and More This Fall

All Star Tree Service doesn’t only help you secure your trees and treat them for problems, we can also help make your season brighter with firewood delivery. All of our firewood is high quality and comes from local trees – you might even be able to get firewood from your own trees. Don’t trust random wood that you find along the side of the road (people actually do that) or wood from your own yard, it just isn’t worth the risk.

Header photo courtesy of Ralph Daily on Flickr!

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