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Home Maintenance Tasks: October

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  • Detach hoses in case of freezing temperatures. Remove all paints, caulks and liquid materials from garage or garden sheds. (Learn more about protecting your home from freezing weather.)
  • Inspect weatherstripping around doors and windows and repair or replace if necessary. (Learn more about caulking and weatherstripping.)
  • Set thermostats and automatic sprinklers for winter. Clean gutters after leaves have fallen.
  • Make sure downspouts are in good repair.
  • Check gauges on home fire extinguishers to ensure a full charge. Replace if necessary.

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