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Homeowners Welcome Fall with October Home Maintenance Tips
Music City’s Business Woman’s Realtor, Michele Sliwa Breaks Down October's Homeowner To-Do List
Replace HVAC Air Filter: For optimal efficiency and air quality, air filters should be replaced every one to three months.
Clean Downspouts and Gutters: Over time, leaves and debris accumulate in gutters and downspouts. This accumulation causes water damage to homes. The simple act of cleaning and rinsing gutters and downspouts goes a long way toward keeping a home in tip top shape.
Check Thresholds and Weather Stripping: Weather stripping around doors and the threshold seal at the bottom of doors wear out and become damaged over time. Replacing old and damaged thresholds and weather stripping makes a big difference in a home's energy efficiency and ability to heat and cool itself.
Check Toilets for Leaks: A constantly running toilet wastes money and thousands of gallons of water. Checking toilets regularly and replacing worn out parts is a fast and economical way to keep toilets in proper working order. Remember to adjust the water level in the tank, replace flappers and flushing mechanisms as needed, and fix any toilet bowl or floor leaks.
Install, Clean, and Close Storm Windows: It may still be warm enough to keep windows open but think of the inevitable colder weather and get a jump on preparing for colder conditions to ensure the lowest possible energy bills.
Smart homeowners perform routine monthly tasks to avoid future costly and time-consuming repairs. Taking these simple steps today help ensure a safe, warm, and worry-free Fall.
About Michele Sliwa: Music City’s Business Woman’s Realtor, Michele Sliwa combines success in the fashion & event planning with her experiences as a property manager to guide anyone through the perplexing maze of home building, selling, and buying. While working closely with builders and designers as her house was being built, it became apparent that Michele had an innate ability to understand complex processes and make smart decisions with ease; her builders and designers strongly suggested she become a realtor. Since then, Michele has perfected the art of real estate interpretation and communication and her clients value her ability to manage and clearly explain all of the moving pieces of the buying, selling, and remodeling process. Michele successfully completed the Masters Business Agent program and is a New Home Specialist. Michele has the uncanny ability to spot trends in the market before many others do; this unique talent gives her and her clients a distinct edge. She is a self-professed foodie and amateur chef. Michele is passionate about art and music and volunteers for the Nashville Symphony and Nolensville Elementary School.