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'Honey Do' List for Fall Maintenance on your home

'Honey Do' List for Fall Maintenance on your home

Fall "Honey Do" list for #football season #homemaintenance

Fall can be one of the most beautiful seasons that we Minnesotans get to experience. Much like summer, it goes by way too fast. While it is still relatively nice out, you may want to consider tackling that "honey do" list before the cold sets in. 
1. Neutral Zone - Check ceilings and surfaces around windows for any evidence of moisture, caulking around showers, tubs, sinks, and toilet bases. You may want to inspect the ceilings beneath the bathrooms to ensure there is no leakage.
2. Blind Side - the fan belt on your furnace should have adequate tension and shouldn't make any unusual noises. If you have a boiler system, check the water level and shut off valve for leaks.
3. Intentional grounding - Periodically check for any exposed wiring and or cables. Replace asap. Look at lamp cords, extension cords, and receptacles for wear and tear.
4. Down by contact - Look for loose or missing putty around doors and windows. Inspect the caulking for deterioration at the openings and joints between of non similar materials and be sure the weather stripping is intact.
5. Play action - check all faucets, hose bibbs, and supply valves for leaking. Search for evidence of leaks in and around sinks, showers, toilets, and tubs.
6. The spread - check the roof for any missing, loose, or damaged shingles. Look for open seams, blisters, and bald areas..Clean gutters, strainers, and downspouts. Make sure downspouts divert water away from the foundation. Inspect soffit and fascia for any damage.
7. Strong side - Foundation walls and floors need to be looked closely for cracking and heaving. Check the chimney for loose, deteriorated, or missing mortar and brick. Inspect all wood surfaces for weathering or chipped paint. Decks, patios, porches, stair railings need to be inspected for any deterioration.
Don't put off til tomorrow what you can do today! Blitz these off of your "honey do" list right now!


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