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Top 10 Home Maintenance Projects for Spring

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Clean the Gutters

Clean debris out of your gutters and inspect them for any signs of sagging or damage from winter ice. Check for proper drainage – water that lingers in the gutters makes for mosquito breeding. Make sure there's no corrosion, joint separation, or loose fasteners, and give the fascia a quick check, as well. Flush out the downspouts and leaders. If you have wood gutters, oil the inside after clearing out the debris.

While you're up on the ladder, make sure that no birds, squirrels, or insects are nesting in the eaves or on the ledges.

Next: Prevent Leaks


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