Home maintenance is not always the FUN part of owning your own home, but it has to be done in order to preserve your biggest investment! Here are some easy seasonal to-do items to maintain your humble abode 🙂

 

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In Spring, focus in freshening up your home and protecting your property against the season’s strong winds and rains.

  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect rood and chimney for cracks/damage
  • Touch up paint
  • Wash all windows, inside and out
  • Clean out kitchen/bathroom cabinets
  • Dust blinds/wash curtains
  • Fertilize your lawn
  • Clean clothes dryer exhaust duct
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

 

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In Autumn, prepare your home and yard for cooler temperatures, falling leaves and more hours spent indoors.

  • Rake leaves
  • Remove hoses from spigots and drain and store indoors
  • Store outdoor furniture
  • Dust blinds/wash curtains
  • Check fireplace for damage or hazards
  • Inspect roofing for missing, loose or damages shingles or leaks
  • Clean gutters and downspouts

 

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In Summer, complete the following projects to keep your yard lush and your home cool.

  • Prune trees and shrubs
  • Change/clean heating, ventilating and air conditioners filters
  • Clean kitchen appliances inside and out
  • Caulk and weather-strip all windows
  • Keep Curtains closed when temperatures are at their peak
  • Power wash and re-stain decks

 

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In Winter, enjoy energy-efficient warmth and the fruits of your home maintenance labors. Use this time of the year to thoroughly clean and care for your home’s interior.

  • Tighten door handles, hinge screws and towel racks
  • Clean refrigerator coils
  • Vacuum out air registers-remove dust and debris
  • Replace flashlight batteries
  • Check caulking around showers/tubs and replace as necessary
  • Make sure a snow shovel, salt and ice scrapper are accessible
  • Replace air filters
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