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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.

I’m extremely happy with my home built by Abele Builders in the maintenance free community of Glen Meadows. It came to a point in my life where I wanted to downsize to an easy care house, but still desired to live in an independent home. The home has exceeded my expectations. I spent many months researching various builders within our county. It was important to find a quality built home with a design that fit my needs. I needed a community in a country setting, but very convenient to major roads and services. I got all that and more with my choice of Glen Meadows. The location is perfect and the building materials and workmanship are excellent. From beginning to end the Abele staff made the building process easy. I’ve built two other homes and have had to travel to many vendors to make my choices. The Abele Builders Design Center provided quality choices all at one location. The entire team was always efficient and responsive to my questions and concerns. Besides the ease of interior maintenance, the bonus of a well-insulated house has resulted in low utility costs that are much appreciated. I hope my positive experience will encourage you to join the Abele built community.

Pat Herron