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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.

When searching for a maintenance free community, I knew immediately when I saw the Ashton model in Glen Meadows that I had found the perfect home. Everyone associated with Abele Builders from the realtor, the Abele family at the Design Center, and everyone I came in contact with made the building of my home stress-free. I definitely made the right decision as I love my home! The Abele Builders team has always been very responsive to any issue that arose. I definitely do and will continue to recommend them as a builder who truly want their buyers to be happy. The location of Glen Meadows gives you the feeling of living in the country, but only a short distance from access to all your shopping needs. Thank you Abele Builders for building my beautiful home!

Barbara Black