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What`s Your Favorite Thing To Do On Weekends?

      WEEKEND HOME MAINTAINACE

v  Have forced-air heating system inspected by a professional. Schedule an inspection in late summer or early fall before the heating season begins.

v  Rake leaves and aerate the lawn.

v  Check fireplace for damage or hazards, and clean fireplace flues.

v  Seal cracks and gaps in windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping; replace if necessary.

v  Swap old, drafty windows for more energy-efficient models.

v  Touch up exterior siding and trim with paint.

v  Inspect roofing for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks.

v  Power-wash windows and siding.

v  Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.

v  Mend cracks and gaps in the driveway and walkway.

v  Drain and winterize exterior plumbing.

v  Have your fireplace professionally inspected.

v  Tune up major home appliances before the holidays.

v  Repair or replace siding.

v  Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Install a smoke detector on every floor of your home, including the basement.

v  Clean the carpets.

v  Clean window and door screens.

v  Vacuum lint from the dryer vent.

v  Inspect exterior door hardware; fix squeaky handles and loose locks.

v  Check for frayed cords and wires.

v  Drain and store hoses, and drain in-ground sprinkler systems.

v  Wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages.

v  Check water heater for leaks.