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Fall home maintenance

on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 03:40

Before Winter sets in, take advantage of the pleasant Fall weather by going through a checklist of maintenance items on your home.

On the Outside:

  • Disconnect all hoses. If you can, shut off the water valve to outside faucets to prevent freezing.
  • Rake away leaves and other build-up from the sides of your home.
  • Check gutters to be sure they are free of leaves and other debris.

On the Inside:

  • Change your Furnace air filter.
  • Test your home’s smoke alarms. It’s a good idea to replace the batteries at least twice a year.
  • Check weather stripping and replace if necessary.
  • Wrap insulation around pipes to help prevent freezing in cold weather.

—Anthony Taglia