Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January projects that should not be ignored.

No one likes the idea of "having" to do chores around the house, but with the new year comes the list of things we should be doing monthly and the list that we should address once a year for sure.

#1 Check that fire extinguisher(s) are fully charged. Replace if necessary.

#2 Examine heating/cooling air filters and replace or clean as necessary.

#3 Test Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries if you didn't when daylight savings time occurred. Jan 1rst is a good date for you to remember too.

#4 Examine the electrical panels, wiring and electrical components for evidence of overheating. Test all ground-fault protectors.

#5 If the house has hot water heating, bleed radiator valves.

#6 Make a Video inventory of your home and possessions. Place in safe or safety deposit box.

#7 Check roof for damage and/or icicles indicating potential ice dams.

#8 Remove hair from drains in sinks, tubs, and showers. Use a drain cleaner approved for the materials in your plumbing system if necessary.

#9 Inspect roofs for signs of ice damning. Remove excess snow from areas of roof with low slope or poor drainage.

#10 Prevention. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your house in great shape. It also reduces the risk of unexpected repairs and improves the odds of selling your house at fair market value, when the time comes.

Please feel free to contact our office should you have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of your home.

Enjoy your home

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