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Spring Maintenance Checklist

January 13, 2020

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” — Jessica Harrelson

As the days become longer and the temperatures rise, Spring is a great time to give your home a refresh and physical checkup. Living in a maintenance-free community has many perks—no need to worry about mowing the lawn, trimming the shrubs or shoveling the driveway. But, there are items that are the homeowner’s responsibility. Be sure to do the following to keep your home in tip-top shape.

  • Turn on sprinkler system.
    A how-to manual came with your home, but ask a neighbor or call the vendor directly for help if you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself. At Glen Meadows, we used Rainbow Sprinklers and Lawncare.
  • Wash windows and screens inside and out.
    Clean out all the dust and dirt that has collected over the past few months and make sure there are no holes in the screens.
  • Change furnace filter.
    This step is especially crucial in the first year in your new home, to minimize dust accumulation. A dirty filter forces your HVAC system to work harder.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
    Make sure the gutter pathways are clear so they function properly.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
    This is a great habit to get into to make sure the batteries are working.
  • Open windows to circulate clean air into the house.
    Open the windows and switch out the stale air in the house!
  • Water plants.
    Make sure to nurture your new plants and shrubs with water. There is a guide from our landscaper in your Warranty Binder.

If you plan on buying a home and building it, I highly recommend Abele Builders. My wife and I had searched all over the Clifton Park/Halfmoon/Saratoga region for our next home and after all was said and done, there is no one better. I encourage you to shop around and see what’s out there–and you will end up with Abele Builders. Right from the first day we visited the model home in Glen Meadows, we were treated like family. I know that may sound a little unrealistic but it is the truth. There was no pressure and they answered all our questions quickly and honestly. The entire staff from Chris, Phyllis, Sue, Dee, Dan and Dave all made the entire process as easy as can be. You will complete the entire process of building your home right in their office. You aren’t sent out to other companies to make any selections – all of your flooring, granite, tile and siding selections are done in their Design Center and they include an abundance of standard features. The quality of craftsmanship and work is fantastic. The people that work for Abele Builders (contractors) are polite, friendly and always willing to assist if needed. So if you’re in the market for new construction and want an exceptional builder, please give Abele Builders a chance.

Anthony and Michelle Giunta