Maintenance Tips


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Test Detectors

Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if necessary

Check for Air Leaks

Repair and replace caulk, weather-stripping, glazing, and window and door seals as needed to reduce air flow

Inspect Roof

Check your roof for wear and tear. Replace shingles that are cracked, buckled, loose or missing

Examine Chimney

Check exterior chimney for signs of damage and have the flue cleaned and inspected by a certified chimney sweep (if applicable)

Service the Furnace

Have your heating system inspected. Replace air filters regularly

Touch Up Paint

Lower humidity and cooler temperatures (not cold) make it a good time to touch up peeling or damaged paint on the exterior of your home

Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris

Check Foundation

Look for signs of cracks or water damage. Trim bushes and keep vegetation three feet from home

Prepare Outdoor Faucets

Turn off valves to the exterior hose bibs. Empty hose and store inside

Clear Outdoor Vents

Make sure vents are clear of any vegetation or other debris

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