It is time to soak up the last full month of the summer! As we come home from our vacations and begin to mentally prepare for winter returning, we also have to get our home ready for the new month! Your house will need to undergo some chores, both the interior and exterior. These tasks are simple and short this month but are important to get done. With fall being just around the corner, these steps will get your home prepared and ready!

  • Use a vacuum with a narrow nozzle to clean condenser coils on the back or underneath your refrigerator.
  • Prevent yourself from having to deal with a flood! Check faucets for leaks. Replace washers or repair the faucet as necessary.
  • In your kitchen, clean underneath the range hood. It is best to remove and…

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Summer is full swing! The smell of freshly cut grass, flowers blooming, and food grilling on the barbecue fills the air. The one thing you cannot smell is your house’s demands on what tasks it needs to be done this month. Get your home ready for July with these monthly tasks!

  • Check all exterior walls for peeling or cracked paint. If you decide to repaint your house yourself, you can limit the time spent on his project by painting just one or two walls per year. Typically, paint on the south and west-facing walls; they deteriorate faster and requires more frequent re-coating than paint on the north or east-facing walls.
  • Carefully inspect brick or masonry siding for cracks or missing mortar. Repair with fresh mortar or concrete caulk.

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This is the month most of you have been waiting for to roll around since the beginning of the year! Now that June has arrived, it is time to get your home ready for the "fun in the sun" days.

  1. Clean and seal your decks. Ideally, you will need three consecutive warm and sunny days. On day one, dry out the deck. On day two, apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck. Let it dry for 24 hours. On day three, apply deck sealer. 
  2. Wash the exterior of your house. Use an ordinary garden hose and a mild detergent. Beware of the pressure washers -- they are powerful enough to force water under the siding where it may encourage mildew and rot!
  3. Exterior house work. 

    - Caulk exterior joints around windows and doors.

    - Inspect and repair or repaint all…

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May is here to welcome! This new month is putting us one step closer to Summer! However, is your home ready for May? Here are some tasks to help you prep your house this month:

  1. Inspect gutters to ensure all spikes, straps, and clips are tightly fastened. Use a garden hose to flush the gutter clean.

  2. Wash windows, inside and out. You can use our homemade cleaning solutions. Just be sure to not work directly in the sun -- the solution will dry too fast and streak.

  3. Get your central air-conditioning unit ready. Be sure to it checked according to the recommendations of the unit's manufacturer. Replace the filter in the forced-air system and make sure the pump outside is clean.

  4. Have a swimming pool? It is time to open it and get it cleaned…

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Is your home ready for the lucky month? Here is the task to get done so your house is ready to welcome in Spring during the month of March:

  • It's Daylight Savings Time! Honor the occasion by not only changing the time on appliances and clocks on March 13th but by also replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Celebrate that Spring is on its way by cleaning! Start with decluttering and getting rid of unwanted or unnecessary items; you can have a yard sale or just simply donate.
  • Clean your refrigerator: empty it out, throw away the old and expired foods, scrub the shelves and drawers. Avoid cleaning your fridge with harmful chemicals by using this mixture: 1 ½ cups water, 1 cup white vinegar, 20 drops lemon essential oil, 10…

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With the weather bouncing from cold and snowy to slightly warm and sunny, we are excepting this month to be filled with much more weather surprises. However, to keep you and your home cover, we have gathered some task for you! Follow these tips to make sure your home is prepared for this month:

  • Frozen pipes are the main household problem. Do not let your pipes freeze up! Check the pipes and drains around your house for leaks. When certain there are no links, clean the drains with a vinegar and baking soda mixture from our Homemade Cleaning Products list.
  • To keep valves from sticking, turn all the water valves off and then on again. Be sure to check every single faucet and valve, even the ones located outside.
  • Inspect the grout and caulk…

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Happy New Year!

We hope you had a fantastic holiday season and are ready to concur the brand new year! Now, let us help you welcome in the new year with a new list of monthly task you should accomplish this month and each month to follow.

  1. Organize your home improvement files; Review warranties and product manuals to check on recommended maintenance for your furnaces, equipment, appliances, and tools. Keep yourself update to aware by marking your calendar to track scheduled upkeep and service.
  2. Inspect furniture, cabinets, and vanities for loose knobs, pulls, and hinges. Tighten or repair as necessary. Lubricate squeaky door hinges with lightweight machine oil. Free sticky doors by trimming edges or shimming hinges with thin pieces of…

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It is the last month of the year! Is your home ready for the holiday spirit, chilly cold nights, and to ring in the new year? There is no time to wait, as we all know how quickly this month will fly by! Luckily for you, we have you covered with these helpful tips on what should be done around your home!

  • Check the operation of all ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets by pushing the "test" button. The "reset" button should pop out, indicating the receptacle is operating properly! Just be sure to press the reset button again.
  • No one should face a terrible flood during the season! Check inside bathroom vanities and kitchen sink cabinets for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Repair the…

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Days are getting shorter and nights are now longer, while a chill has been hitting the air. We now wrap up Halloween and welcome in that November is here! As you prepare for the holiday season, do not forget to do these monthly home tasks as well!

  • Not only will you set all your clocks back one hour for Daylight Savings, you should also change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Inspect automatic garage door opener and lubricate according to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure all bolts and screws are properly tightened and secured.
  • The change in weather can cause leaks! Make sure to check for leaks around your washing machine. A prime suspect for leaks are the water supply hose washers. Inspect hoses and replace if…

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Just like every other new month to arrive, we have a list of home tasks for you to accomplish, making sure everything is ready for the changing weather and haunting decorations! Here are your October tasks:

  • Detach hoses in case of freezing temperatures. Remove all paints, caulks, and liquid materials from your garage or garden shed.
  • Inspect weatherstripping around doors and windows and repair or replace if necessary.
  • Set thermostats and automatic sprinklers for winter.
  • Clean gutters after leaves have fallen. Make sure downspouts are in good repair.
  • Check gauges on home fire extinguishers to ensure a full charge. Replace if necessary.

Have a great month, homeowner!

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