River Between Orange Leaves

Fall

  • Vacuum the lint from the hose of your clothes dryer
  • Check windows and seals for leaks and reseal if necessary
  • Shut off all hose bibs - outside water faucets or connections for garden hoses
  • Check and clean clogged gutters
  • Clean up overgrown vegetation in flower beds and bring in or cover up outdoor furniture, grills, and fire pits
  • Make sure the indoor fireplace is ready for use in the winter
  • Check that ceiling fans are secured to the ceiling and haven't come loose during the summer
  • Change furnace filters
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries
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Winter

  • Change furnace filters
  • Vacuum air registers to remove dust and debris
  • Clean your refrigerator coils
  • Check and seal drafty areas with caulk and weather stripping
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries
  • Clean chimney flue and fireplace
  • Cover exposed pipes

 

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Spring

  • Check and clean clogged gutters
  • Clean windows and replace any ripped screens
  • Fertilize the lawn
  • Reseal any cracks in the driveway and/or sidewalk
  • Service the air conditioning unit
  • Seal doors and windows
  • Vacuum lint from the hose of your clothes dryer
  • Test any GFCI outlets
  • Change furnace filters
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries
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Summer

  • Clean and care for decks, patios, or porches
  • Clean or power-wash your siding and replace any leaking shingles
  • Test and lubricate garage doors
  • Check dishwasher for leaks
  • Clean showerheads to remove sediment buildup
  • Change furnace filters - consider having furnace serviced before the first cold day of fall or winter
  • Clean your refrigerator coils
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries
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