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Clean up your act! Projects to complete before it’s too late.

 

This time of year life tends to be crazy. Busy schedule’s are flooded with holiday parties and end-of-year tasks in addition too the regularly scheduled craziness of our day to day. But that doesn’t mean you can slack off on the maintenance tasks to prepare your home for the long hard winter. Here are some things you can accomplish this weekend.

  1. Visually check your roof for loose shingles or changing colors. You probably aren’t a professional, but call one if you see anything that looks off.
  2. Winterize pipes and turn off outdoor water.
  3. Check the trim by probing it with a screwdriver.
  4. Clean your gutters and downspouts, making sure all drainage points away from the house.
  5. Replace air filters.
  6. Replace screens with storm windows.
  7. Rake up dead leaves
  8. Check your attic insulation for gaps and thinning areas. Or hire someone to check it.
  9. Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  10. Have someone come inspect and clean your fireplace.
  11. Have someone come service your furnace.

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Kyle is passionate writer, independant thinker, and digital savvy lady with a deep love of marketing and all the challenges it presents.

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