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    May Maintenance Guide

    To – Dos:

    Interior – 

    • Clean your garbage disposal
    • Clean microwave and oven
    • Clean range hood filters
    • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
    • Clean and replace window screens
    • Run water and flush toilets in less frequently used spaces
    • Wash pillows and comforters
    • Freshen up your mattresses by sprinkling with baking soda and then vacuum
    • Dust fan blades
    • Clean under major appliances
    • Test sump pump if you have one and check status of back-up battery
    • Check basement for damp spots after rain
    • Check attic for damp spots after rain


    • Inspect and pump septic tank if needed
    • Clean and inspect outdoor lighting fixtures
    • Oil garage door tracks
    • Trim trees, non-flowering bushes, and shrubs. For those that flower you should not trim until they have finished flowering.
    • Apply lawn fertilizer
    • Mulch garden beds
    • Repair loose siding and trim board
    • Spruce up your front porch with a few potted plants
    • Clean patio furniture

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