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October home maintenance

October Home Checklist on New Responsive Site

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We begin October with the redesign of www.diyornot.com that’s responsive to three devices – laptop, tablet and smartphone – to make it more user friendly. We hope visitors find that the new adjustable screen makes using the job cost figures easy to navigate and useful.

On another note, the weather is changing in some parts of the country so it’s a good idea to walk around your house inside and out and observe and inspect. Use these 13 suggestions to keep your house and all its systems working at peak performance.

*Replace filters or wash permanent ones in heating system
*Change batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
*Reset programmable thermostat
*Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts
*Clean and store outdoor furniture and decorations
*Wash window glass, frames and sill
*Clean out weep-holes in sliders and change screen to storm panel
*Wash storm door frame and replace storm panels
*Remove portable air conditioner unit
*Clean and store lawn equipment and tools
*Winterize sprinkler system and drain and turn off outdoor water spigots
*Plant spring flowering bulbs
*Clean up fallen leaves, pine needles etc. from lawn and garden beds, build up soil with slow-release fertilizer and mulch plants for winter protection

Visit us at www.diyornot.com to compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a contractor for hundreds of home repair, improvement, decorating and gardening jobs.