Are you on top of your home maintenance tasks?

January 11 2018

Your home is an investment that requires ongoing maintenance to stay in tiptop shape. If you neglect annual and quarterly tasks, however, you risk overlooking potential issues that could lead to expensive repairs down the road. Stay on top of preventive maintenance tasks with a seasonal checklist and the reminders below.

Winter -- To prevent pipes from bursting, drain and insulate exposed outdoor pipes and leave the water dripping inside on cold nights. Also check your boiler's water level every now and again to make sure it doesn't get too low.

Spring -- Winter can leave a layer of grit on your home's exterior. Get it ready for spring by cleaning windows, doors and siding with a garden hose or power washer. And while the weather is mild, have your HVAC systems serviced by a professional to keep them running at optimal efficiency.

Summer -- Inspect your sprinkler system for clogs or malfunctioning heads. Keep an eye out for damaged pipes or pooling water to avoid a larger issue. Review or establish your family emergency plan and restock your disaster supply kit if necessary.

Fall -- Get ahead of winter by having your chimney professionally inspected and cleaned. Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly and have fresh batteries. And keep your gutters clear of leaves and debris to protect your roof and foundation.

These are just a few maintenance items to stay on top of around the house. Keep up with all of your annual, monthly and seasonal to-do's to preserve the value of your home and avoid potential headaches down the line. You'll be glad you did!

The market continues to be strong with only 2.4 months worth of inventory. Buyers are still looking, if your thinking of selling now is the time to start the conversation. Give a call, I love hearing from you!

Raffle tickets for the annual Sartell Youth Hockey Club are now on sale at these local businesses.  It's a GREAT Cause so please think about helping out the kiddos!

  • Blue Line Sports Bar - Both St. Cloud and Sartell,
  • Firing Line Indoor Range & Gun Shop in Sauk Rapids 
  • Any Sartell Youth Member. 
Please consider purchasing a ticket for $40 with a 1:20 chance of winning which is pretty sweet odds. PLUS if you win you can chose to get a gift card to pick what you want! How awesome is that! If you don't like what you won you can trade it for what you want!   For More Information go to

Dont forget the "Free Concert" at Lake George on the 20th of January 
Fabulous, Frozen, FREE

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