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November Maintenance Calendar


We are well into the Fall. The weather is getting cooler and wetter. Formany, the snow and rain has already started in a serious way. Ordinarily this would be the last opportunity to prepare your home and garden before serious winter weather makes it appearance.But even though it has come for some of you, this is still the best time to take action to prepare your home for the coming winter.

Seasonal Tasks - Click below for more info
Improve your attic insulation
Weather-strip doors and windows
Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside
Protect pipes from freezing
Inspect perimeter of home for wood to ground contact
Test sump pumps
Service snow-removal equipment
Install an easy-to-read outdoor thermometer
Cover shrubs and plants that are not resistant to cold weather
Cover or store away outdoor furniture
Regular Monthly Tasks
Test your smoke alarms (carbon monoxide alarms too)

Did you miss our October To Do List?
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Winter Emergency Supply List

You should always prepare for an emergency by maintaining critical supplies. Many lists are so long you need a small truck to carry all the supplies. While food, water and medications appear on every list, this is a list of important supplies specific for winter weather.

  • Large poly tarps - to cover a leaky roof
  • Candles & matches
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Working camp heater & fuel
  • Pipe patch tape for leaks
  • Keep a blanket in the trunk of your car

Home Improvement Help

Acme How To is all about helping people with repairs around the home. Our belief is that people can do most common repairs if they just have the necessary information.

Our how to sister site, Acme DIY, offers the DIYer the same sort of practical how-to information only for home improvement. Over the coming months we will be merging both sites together into one huge library. In the mean time, visit for Home Improvement information and look for new articles to be published on Acme

Visit Acme for home improvement ideas and guides.


We are continually writing new "How To" articles for repairs and maintenance projects around the home. If you have a question about how to do something, let us know by posting your question on our Reader Forums. You get a timely answer from our resident experts and volunteer moderators. And we get inspiration for new articles to publish on Acme How

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This list is provided for your convenience, it is not a comprehensive list of every maintenance item your home may require.
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