Baby it’s cold outside – well, it will be soon so be prepared

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 26, 2022) — As summer nears its end, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for cooler weather.

With evening temperatures dropping, it’ll be safe to use your woodburning fire pit. Place it is far away from your home as possible on a non-flammable surface such as concrete or gravel and use a wire mesh cover while in use. Be sure to place any ashes in a metal can.

This is also a great time to plant perennials as well as cool weather vegetables like carrots, lettuce and onions. You can also consider planting trees and shrubs or reseeding any patchy areas of your lawn.

Your AC has likely been working overtime, but cold weather is arriving. Check your thermostat to make sure that it works properly and that all heating vents are open and unblocked.

Changes of seasons are always exciting; this is the one time of the year where we can sit in the pool until the evening and then warm up next to the fire pit.

Scott Denslow is the owner of Safe at Home Inspection Service. He is an InterNACHI and ASHI certified inspector who has 73+ five-star ratings on Yelp. ­Contact him at For more info visit

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