Home Care Tips – October

You can keep your home in top shape with simple tasks throughout the year.

This month, be sure to:

  • Replace or clean furnace filter. Clean filters for kitchen exhaust fans.
  • Drain outside faucets and winterize sprinkler system.
  • Check driveway for cracks. Fill cracks and reseal as needed.
  • Test smoke detectors.
  • Check septic system drain field for flooding. Drain approximately 2 gallons from water heater to eliminate sediment.
  • Pass a lit candle around doors and windows to check for drafts. Weather strip as necessary.
  • Examine chimney. Clean flue; repair any cracks in flue or any loose or crumbling mortar.



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