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October Maintenance Calendar


Autumn has arrived and the weather is starting to cool. Its time to get prepared for cool and wet weather. A home suffers more damage from inadequate maintenance during the wet season than any other time of year. Its important to prepare your home now, to prevent excessive wear & tear and damage.

Seasonal Tasks - Click below for more info
Clean out the rain gutters
Inspect exterior trim & siding for gaps
Seal wooden decks and structures
Replace furnace filter
Inspect fireplace flue
Treat lawn for crabgrass & weed control
Test garage door opener safety features
Drain your boiler's expansion tank
Bleed your radiators
Enjoy a great Spring lawn by winterizing now
Regular Monthly Tasks
(carbon monoxide alarms too)

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We'll Show You How

To learn more about how (and why) to perform these tasks, click on the task item. We'll show you how to get these jobs done and we'll tell you why they are important.


We are continually writing new "How To" articles for repairs and maintenance projects around the home. If you have a question about how to do something, let us know by posting your question on our Reader Forums. You get a timely answer from our resident experts and volunteer moderators. And we get inspiration for new articles to publish on Acme How
What do you want to know?

How To Clean Tough Stains & Grime

Take a look at our newly opened library of cleaning articles. With over 100 articles on how to deal with tough to clean stains, spills and grime, we probably have a solution for you.

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