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October Home Maintenance

October Home Maintenance

You can rely on Home Depot to help you maintain your home all year round. With a Home Depot Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you can save money on looking after and maintaining your home. October has come, the weather is coolers and there are some tasks to need to get this month. These are the six must do home  maintenance tasks you need to tackle during the month of October.

Clear Up Leaves

The green leaves of summer have fallen and while some of these leaves make a useful natural mulch on some beds they can be cleared from the lawn. It is a big job to rake up leaves from some lawns but there is a quick and easy way to do it. Use your lawnmower and vacuum up the leaves to leave your grass looking green and beautiful.

Touch Up Outdoor Paint

Summer can take its toll on painted outdoor surfaces.  In October the weather is still good enough to do some touch up painting where the summer sun has weathered painted objects and fittings. It is easy to touch up anything with a pot of paint and the final result is very satisfying indeed.

Get your outdoor facets ready for winter

Outdoor faucets may get used a lot in summer. Come the cold winter weather, outdoor faucets and plumbing can become a costly problem if not made ready for freezing temperatures. It may be advisable to replace your outdoor faucets with frost free models and save yourself a lot of hassle.

Give your heating the system the once over

October may be the month you want to use your heating system. This is now the best time to give your heating a tune up and ensure it works perfectly for when the real cold weather arrives in a few short months from now. Heater maintenance and a good clean will save you a lot of money and even more headaches if taken care of now.

Clean the vents on your dryer

Your dryer is going to work extra hard for the next few winter months. Now is the time to clean out your dryer vents and remove all the dust and lint that has built up. Lint can be a fire hazard a and good vacuum out of a great fire prevention and it ensures your dryer works efficiently.

Replace weather stripping

With winter coming drafts no longer become refreshing breaths of air but irritating cold bursts that chill the entire house. October is the month to replace all the weather stripping around your windows and doors and stop that cold air from coming in. This is an easy task and can usually be completed in a weekend. Once done your home will stay warmer and your heating bills will be lower.


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