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“House” the Weather?

With every change of season comes a change a list of “honey-dos”. Here are some of our top picks to tackle.

  • Check windows and seals for leaks.
  • Shut off all hose bibs.
  • Inspect your fireplace.
  • Check the soffit for stains, which can be a sign of a leak.
  • Time for aeration and overseeing of your lawn so it will be healthy and vibrant next year.


  • Have your chimney inspected and serviced as needed.
  • Review location of water shut off and pipes to prevent water damage should they freeze.
  • Add weather stripping around doors and caulk windows to guard against draft and heat loss.
  • Vacuum the lint from the hose of your clothes dryer.
  • Check gutters for clogs and clean as needed.
  • Check the ground around the foundation of your house and regrade as needed.
  • Trim tree limbs that are too close to the house.
  • Have your HVAC inspected and serviced.
  • Clean or power-wash your home’s siding.
  • Check your crawlspace for water damage, critters, or other foreign matter.
  • Remove shower heads and clean to remove sediment build up.

Staying aware of and on top of these items will prepare you and your home for a potential move, or just help avoid future issues from deferred maintenance.  Keep this list handy!

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