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May Maintenance Calendar


It is Springtime. Flowers are blooming, cute little baby animals are being born, crabgrass is looming. In this season of growth, there is a lot to do. So put on your sun hat and let's get started.

Seasonal Tasks - Click below for more info
If it is at least 68 degrees outside, test out your AC. It'll be cheaper and faster to fix it now than on a 100 degree day in July.
Switch the direction of flow on ceiling fans to "summer mode"
Inspect attic for signs of rodent intrusion
Inspect for termites along foundation
Lubricate roll-up garage door hardware
Replace mulch in the garden
Trim trees and shrubs away from your home
Regular Monthly Tasks
(carbon monoxide alarms too)

Did you miss our April To Do List?
Click here to see last month's maintenance list

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Inspect Attic for Signs of Rodents

Squirrels, birds, raccoons and a slew of other creatures would love to live in your attic. Cute or not, that is a bad idea.

From the outdoors, inspect all openings for screens and for signs like gnaw or scratch marks.

Openings both high and low should be securely screened.

Trees, shrubs and vines provide cover and a path for rodents to attic vents. Keep them trimmed away from the house to minimize rodent access.

Garden areas should have mulch to help retain moisture and to reduce the number of weeds.

Over time the mulch gets blown away and decays. Also mulch can harbor mold and disease causing organisms harmful to your garden.

It is a good idea to replace old mulch with fresh mulch to revitalize the health and beauty of your garden.

This list is provided for your convenience, it is not a comprehensive list of every maintenance item your home may require.
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