Does your home have “curb appeal?” October is a great time to stand on the curb and check out the condition of your house. Are the spiders taking over the front porch? Does it need painted around the windows to keep the moisture out? Are there loose shingles? Is the sidewalk cracked? Are the gutters filled with leaves and debris?
For many of us, the place we call home is our biggest financial investment. Just like people it needs to be cared for. The things you do each month can help to keep your home in good condition over time. Use the UGA Extension Home Maintenance Checklist every Spring and Fall to keep your home in working order. Below are some tips to maintaining your home.
Around the nation, Cooperative Extension Agents offer a variety of educational programs and information that can help you protect your home. You can find information on a variety of housing issues, including managing mold, smart budgeting, home maintenance, green cleaning, testing for radon, and preparing your home for the winter. If you live in Georgia, go to www.gafamilies.org or call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for more information. If you live in another state find your nearest Cooperative Extension Office.