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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.

Tom and I would like to recommend the Abele builders who constructed our beautiful home in Sheldon Hills. As first time home builders, we found it challenging to navigate all the decisions that were necessary. The Abele team of Ed, Chris, Phyllis, Sue and the entire staff quickly put our minds at ease in this process. Every step of the way, they were very helpful and understanding of our needs. From the choice of the lot to every detail of the construction we were very satisfied with their attention to detail. After three years in the home, we are very happy with the construction of our home and feel that Abele builders did a wonderful job. We would highly recommend them.

Tom and Sue Rogan