<span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s about that time. We’re about to
swing into yet another calendar year. And if you’re like many of us, you
might be resolving to be </span><i><span style="font-weight:
400;">more on top of things</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">
this year. If that’s the case, bookmark this home maintenance schedule
to guide you.</span>
<h2><span style="font-weight: 400;">A home maintenance schedule you
can actually accomplish</span></h2>
<h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spring</span></h3>
<ul>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Clean gutters and ensure they are draining properly.
</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Check the house and garage for any rotting wood and
repair if necessary.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Clean windows and frames (or have them professionally
cleaned). Be sure to clean the screens at this time, too.</span></li>

  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Trim trees and bushes.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Survey the yard and clean flower beds and natural
areas.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Repair any wear and tear on the porch floor.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Reopen exterior water valves.</span></li>
</ul>
<h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Summer</span></h3>
<ul>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Clean carpets and wax tile and/or hardwood
floors.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Survey your chimney and any other brick areas. Ensure
the mortar is still in good condition and repair as needed.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Check for signs of any type of destructive insect such as
carpenter ants and termites.</span></li>
</ul>
<h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fall</span></h3>
<ul>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Check for cracks in the driveway and your sidewalks.
Patch and seal if necessary. This goes for both concrete and
asphalt.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Audit the wood on your property: inside and outside.
Repair any that is rotting.</span></li>

  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Inspect the roof for any damage.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Check the trim. Touch up any chipped paint and/or loose
nails.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Clean the chimney.</span></li>
</ul>
<h3><span style="font-weight: 400;">Winter</span></h3>
<ul>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Turn off exterior water valves to prevent pipes from
bursting.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Inspect furnace filters and make sure they are being
changed monthly.</span></li>
  <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-
weight: 400;">Re-grout tile in bathrooms and kitchen as needed. Be sure
to add a silicone sealer.</span></li>
</ul>
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</ul>
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