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It’s That Time Of Year…Again!

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Home Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a simple bi-annual “top to bottom” checklist to keep your home in shape year-round.

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  • Roof: Check roof and around vents, skylights and chimneys for leaks.
  • Attic: If there is no ridge vent, keep gable vents open year-round to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Fireplace: Clean fireplace of ashes. Check chimney for loose or missing mortar. Have chimney professionally cleaned.
  • Filters: Remember to clean or replace filters once a month, or as needed. Check and clean dryer vent, air conditioner, stove hood and room fans.
  • Safety Equipment: Ensure that all smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order.
  • Faucets: Check for leaky faucets in kitchen and bathroom(s).
    Windows and Doors: Seal drafty doors and windows. Replace seals as needed.
  • Basement: Check basement walls and floor for dampness.
    Heating System: Have heating system serviced. Change filters.
  • Hot Water Heater: Drain hot water heater. Remove sediment from the bottom of the tank.
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