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 SPRING MAINTENANCE TIPS

More tips to help keep your home hold its value. Strathmore real estate.com believes that your largest investment (your home) needs consistent maintenance . Here are a few more tips

      -Clean windows, screens and hardware, and replace storm windows with screens.
        Check screens first and repair  and  replace if needed.
      -Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed.
     -Examine the foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture, and repair as required.
-Ensure sump pump is operating properly before the spring thaw sets in.
      -Ensure discharge pipe is connected and allows water to drain away from the foundation. .
     - Re-level any exterior steps or decks that moved as a result of frost or settling.
      -Check for and seal off any holes in exterior cladding that could be an entry point for small pests.
      -Check eavestroughs and downspouts for loose joints
      and secure attachment to your home, clear 0bstructions and ensure water flows away from your foundation.
 
     -Clear all drainage ditches and culverts of debris.
     -Repair and paint fences as necessary — allow wood fences to dry adequately


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