Sunday, March 22, 2009

Home Maintenance Tips

Repair the Ravages of Winter

As Spring approaches, keep these tips to freshen the outside of your home.

- Prune your trees and shrubs.

- Head to the shed and do a “tool inventory” to make sure you have all the items you'll need in the months ahead. Inspect the tools you already have. For example, test your hoses for leaks.

- Spring is a good time to paint fences and the exterior of your home, especially wood surfaces, to protect them from summer heat and sun. Wood decks should also be sealed once a year.

-Now that the heating season is over, have a chimney sweep clean fireplaces and flues.

-Inspect door and window screens for tears. You can often repair small tears using a kit from your local hardware store. This will prevent insects from getting into your home, and keep you comfortable on the screened porch.

-Have your gutters cleaned.

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