Fall is in the air. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, the weather is getting cooler and the leaves are beginning to change colors. If you love fall, then you are likely thinking about all the fun things coming up, such as bonfires, sweaters, hoodies and more.

However, something that may not be top-of-mind is your outdoor lights. What you may not realize is that this time of year is the perfect time to call for an inspection and maintenance for your lights. Keep reading to learn why.

It Gets Dark Earlier

Now that fall is here, the days get shorter. As a result, you may be getting home after dark. You want to make sure your landscape lights are working properly to be able to see when walking through your yard. In addition to providing additional safety, properly working lighting also increases your home’s security. More hours of darkness means the higher likelihood of a break-in. If your yard is well-lit, chances are a potential burglar is going to avoid your property altogether.

Extend Outdoor Time

Who wants to go inside at 5 PM? No one! If you have properly working, well-maintained landscape lights in place, this is a non-issue. You can light up your yard, extended the amount of use you get out of it well into the nighttime hours. This is a huge benefit that you will be able to enjoy all fall and winter long.

Ensure Lights Don’t Need Repairs

One of the main reasons to call for a lighting inspection is to ensure there are no issues with your existing lights. If there are problems, the technician can make the needed small repairs before they turn into bigger problems.

Also, you can work with your lighting technician to see if any updates or changes are needed. Is it time for more lights? New lights? Or a new design? All of these are things that can be discussed during the maintenance and repair inspection.

Minimize the Possibility of Damage

If there’s an issue with your landscape lighting that goes on undetected, it is only going to get worse as time passes. In the long run, this is going to cost you more money and more headaches. However, by investing in an inspection, you don’t have to worry about this damage, as it will be found and fixed in a timely manner.

The fall is also the ideal time for a landscape lighting checkup because the business for most landscape lighting companies is slowing down a bit. After all, these companies usually have more time during the cooler months. As a result, they will be able to get to your lights in a timely manner and provide the needed repairs.

If you need more information about landscape lighting check-ups or would like to schedule an appointment, contact the professionals at The IDL Company.